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Fulham away day marred by isolated incidents

Over 3,500 West Ham supporters braved torrential downpours in West London yesterday to watch West Ham overcome Fulham 1-0 at Craven Cottage in a Pre-season friendly.

Some estimates claimed as many as 4,500 Hammers were in attendance with tickets for sale on the gate.

However, the amazing West Ham support was marred by a few supporters with accusations of racist abuse aimed at Fulham stewards.

Met Police Officer Andy Sheldon said “There were no arrests, however, unfortunately, there will be several people coming in at a later date to be interviewed under caution after allegations of racial abuse towards stewards”

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One supporter in the away end also let off a purple flare during the game, stewards and police were unable to identify the perpetrator yesterday but CCTV footage will be reviewed next week and if caught he or she faces arrest and criminal charges.

One West Ham fan was ejected from the ground by stewards for suspicion of streaming the game live from his mobile phone despite neither club streaming the game live themselves or selling the live TV rights to a broadcaster. While some supporters were live-streaming the game from their mobile phones the supporter in question insists he was filming and not streaming but was ejected anyway despite deleting his footage.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Fulham away day marred by isolated incidents

  1. all the incidents would have had to come from the away fans, as the home fans must have all still been in the south of France quaffing red wine. embarrasing turn out

  2. The streaming thing is ridiculous. How dare they attempt to help other West Ham fans watch the game.

  3. Saw one embarrassing middle aged man wresting with a female steward – total tool – otherwise great atmosphere

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