Magnificent night nearly ruined by some so-called supporters


A magnificent night was nearly ruined by some so-called supporters

Sadly, a magnificent night was nearly ruined by some so-called supporters, as West Ham could face punishment from UEFA after their fans threw plastic cups on to the pitch during the first half. One missile struck Fiorentina’s captain, Cristiano Biraghi, and left him with a bloodied head.

The club released a statement condemning the trouble: “West Ham United unreservedly condemn the behaviour of a small number of individuals who threw objects on to the pitch during tonight’s UEFA Europa Conference League final.

“These actions have no place in football, and do not in any way represent the values of our football club and the overwhelming majority of our supporters, who have behaved impeccably in Prague this week and throughout our last two seasons in European competition.

“We will work with the police and other stakeholders to review the incidents and act against anyone found guilty of an offence. In line with our zero-tolerance approach, anyone identified will have their details passed to the police and will be given an indefinite ban and therefore be unable to enter London Stadium and travel with the club. There is no place for this kind of behaviour at West Ham United.

But on a happier note. West Ham confirmed that they will hold a parade in east London on Thursday night.

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