Journalist friend of Claret and Hugh, Darren Lewis has told Daily Mirror readers that Leicester have launched an investigation after West Ham’s chairman and their families were subjected to vile abuse from Leicester fans on Sunday.
Both David Sullivan and David Gold complained after Foxes supporters aimed foul-mouthed language and insulting gestures before and after Andy Carroll’s penalty to level the match with six minutes left.
Sullivan told Lewis: “We didn’t stay to applaud our own players off as we felt threatened. We’ve spoken to Leicester and they’ve told us they would look into it.”
Sullivan added: “My partner and children were vey upset by the way we were abused. It was the worst we have had for years and we were not sure why.
“It was the referee making the decisions, not us. If our fans behaved like that to the away directors I would not stand for it.
“It’s not good enough in 2016. Almost a throwback to the bad old days!”
Quoting Claret and Hugh’s exclusive interview with David Gold, the Mirror said:
“It became very unpleasant and hostile. They were throwing abuse at us and chucking their cardboard clapper boards at us but you never know in a mob of people whether there is one very dangerous individual do you? The trouble went on until the referee decided to give them a penalty which was the softest I have possibly ever seen. Nobody on the planet will convince me that was a spot kick.”