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Rival club shirts to be banned in London Stadium

twoshirts_2Stadium operator will refuse entry to supporters attempting to enter the London Stadium with a club shirts or clothing associated with another rival team which is not West Ham or the specific away team we are playing that day.

West Ham released a statement on WHUFC.com saying:

“West Ham United have been made aware of photographs appearing online of supporters apparently wearing shirts of rival clubs at London Stadium. The Club would like to clarify that the image above has been altered on social media.

We are fully committed to delivering the best possible matchday experience at our new home, and our Founders are playing a key role in making that even better. The Club reminds all matchday visitors that although fans are welcome to attend games wearing West Ham United shirts or the shirts/colours of that specific game’s away team, anybody attempting to enter the stadium wearing clothing associated with another football club will be refused entry, in order to ensure the safety of all supporters. We thank you for respecting this Club policy.”

While the photo in question highlighted by the club was undoubtedly a fake, ClaretandHugh have been made aware of many other photos of adults and children wearing rival club shirts which were not faked. Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Leicester City photos have all been sent to us but because many of them contain children we have decided not to publish them.

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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 “Rival club shirts to be banned in London Stadium

  1. This is good news, very sensible – it would have only been a matter of time before it caused a serious incident

  2. Agreed, l have seen all kinds of shirts. They have been worn by children, but l saw some
    worn by older teenagers who could have caused a problem.
    The sooner the fair goes the better, but that doesn’t seem likely. That is attracting people from all over London and the home counties, also the shopping centre.

  3. Makes you wonder who bought the season tickets ? Obviously we have imposters among us who jumped on the gravy train , don’t refuse entry though ! Just cancel season ticket and give it to a hammer on the list ! 🙂

  4. The way some of our own fans are moaning about the club,board,signings,stadium and anything else that’s claret and blue they should look into barring them too 🙂 The other shirts thing needed sorting though.

  5. No good can come from a fan wearing a shirt of a team that is not involved on the day of a match at the LS . If said fan is neutral, then he/ she should wear everyday street clothing .
    Any form of trouble should be avoided and curtailed from the outset , well done West Ham

  6. This is a good thing as anyone wearing a rival shirt is looking for trouble and as we have a huge waiting list for season tickets I cant believe that people have access that are actively supporters of other clubs, however my concern is that with the lack of experienced stewards how far is this going to go.
    My 9 year old son wears an Argentina shirt with Lanzini on it, an Italy shirt with Ogbonna on it and a France shirt with Payet on it and I can see them getting over zealous and being a jobsworth and stopping him coming in wearing them. It might sound silly but some of the stewards I have spoken to so far have never been to a football match before and know nothing about the club, players or football.

  7. Its difficult to understand the stupidity in particular of a parent taking a child into a stadium amongst home (or indeed away) fans with a third party club shirt on.

  8. Like it or not the Olympic Stadium is a tourist site, and whilst tickets are allowed to get into third-party Companies hands – they’ll sell them to whoever comes up with the dough. The fact that tickets are getting into these Companies hands in such large numbers is the problem, particularly when there’s a waiting list of genuine West Ham fans.

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