Man City fan would have been asked to leave

ManCityFanAn investigation to find a Manchester City fan wearing a named replica shirt in the East Stand West Ham end has failed to locate the seat he was sitting in. A photo of the Man City fan brazenly standing in the home end went viral on  twitter on Wednesday night annoying many fans asking why he was not asked to leave.

The club has confirmed: “The policy of the ground is that no supporter wearing another Premier League or Championship shirt is allowed into the home end. If someone comes in wearing a coat and later reveals a shirt which breaches the rules the steward response team are instructed to ask them to leave.”

A West Ham fan who did not want to be named said the supporter covered up early on and only revealed his replica shirt later.

A club employee added: “Individuals wearing other club shirts will be removed, I guess the lesson here is to report it to a steward on the night.”


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

8 comments on “Man City fan would have been asked to leave

  1. Ridiculous. I’m not condoning violence, but why aren’t the fans around him making an example of him? Or are they all wearing other PL teams replica kits too? Are we going soft?

  2. Look guys, whilst I could have acknowledged your concern 30 years ago, I’m uncomfortable listening to this kind of discontent. After leading my 12 year old nephew to the backstreets of the Boleyn before I said it was ok to celebrate the Man Utd win, to the time I rejoiced a winner at Portman Road without a murmur from the home crowd, I can honestly say I feel completely comfortable in anyone attending a football match wearing what they want as long as they are dignified enough not to laugh in my face.

    Are we still hanging on to those dark sadistic days. ?

  3. Are you sure ? It’s just a total **** take. Would you do it at their ground and not expect to be put right. Ffs looks like we’ve turned into Roy Keane’s prawn sandwich brigade.

  4. whitehp are you Jeremy Corbyn’s script writer? The whole ground was going crazy with delight yet you thought you had to take your nephew well out of the ground to celebrate. What were you afraid of? Your own shadow by the sound of it.

  5. You know what as an old in the tooth fan i am not proud to say i used to get myself tied up in a lot of the old violence at times round the country.Looking back it was pathetic & if someone thinks it makes them hard to lump some guy in an away shirt in our stand then they are either idiots or losers.
    So we beat the **** out of one person in a stand & that proves you lot are hard these days.Dont make me laugh.It makes you cowards actually.

  6. To be honest nobody has to lump anybody, all that is needed is to point it out to a steward who can have them removed. It’s not the issue of violence against them it’s more the fact that a genuine West Ham fan could have got a ticket. Had it all kicked off though the press would have had a field day about our thug supporters and the poor innocent City fan.

  7. It is disrespectful to stand in the home end with in a opposition replica shirt, OK we have OK sneaked in an opposition end but rarely would you wear colours or celebrate goals in their face. You watch the game and keep quiet.

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