The Hammers wasted no time in issuing a statement immediately after the game making clear that the trouble which flared at the end of the game will have devastating consequences for the individuals involed.
The statement made it clear that once identfied culprits will be banned for life …and from the size of the melee quite a lot could be on their way out of homme games forever.
The club eplained it would be going to the courts to get banning orders. There can be absolutely no complaints about their actions.
Manager Slaven Bilic was bitterly disappointed and asked if he condemned this he declared: Absolutely …always. It’s such a shame we aren’t talking about a great night of football.
“I didn’t see the incident but I condemn it totally.”
Such a shame, when I went past Hackney Wick before the game, looked like something was kicking off also, so the hearsay was accurate. I had a decent view of the trouble, why our supporters needed to do that is beyond me, we battered Chelsea on the pitch, beat them out of sight. If there is any justice both sets of clubs will ban a couple of thousand of the idiots. They are ruining our reputation the LS185 have to put proper segregation in, and block the away fans in, if they have to remove some seats to fence them off so be it, there must be a way to stop the trouble in the stadium.
I had a birds eye view. I was enjoying watching one of the best games of football I’ve seen for a long time and couldn’t help wondering if any of these idiots actually saw any of the football. hopefully if the cctv is as good as they say it is a lot of them won’t be coming back.