Hammer Alvarez in “head butting ” incident


Edson Alvarez was caught up in a fiery incident involved  during the 2-2 draw between Mexico and Australia.

The Hammers defensive midfielder was caught by a high boot from Mitch Duke in the  friendly in Texas in the early hours of Sunday morning (10 September).West Ham

Edson took exception to the no-nonsense Duke raising his foot high when tackling him and  Fox Sports claimed that “tension rose” as a result of the coming together, which led to “the pair again butting heads as they matched off the field for half-time.”

As Jonathan Howcroft put it in The Guarrian’s match blog “The West Ham midfielder was not happy at all with

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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