Rival football shirt rule not enforced at London Stadium

West Ham supporters at the London Stadium were furious that the Stadium operator LS185 failed to enforce a rule about no away shirts in the West Ham home end.  Many Spurs supporters had infiltrated the West Ham home stands this afternoon even though the game was supposed to be restricted to those with West Ham purchase history.  Some Spurs supporters were brazen enough to wear Tottenham shirts openly yet London Stadium stewards managed by LS185 did almost nothing and seemed oblivious to the problem and resentment it created.

This the second home game in a row that London Stadium have failed to act about away supporters wearing their team shirts in West Ham home areas and similar complaints were made by Hammers for the game against Manchester United.

In 2016 West Ham released a statement saying “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.”

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

2 comments on “Rival football shirt rule not enforced at London Stadium

  1. It’s very difficult to enforce when you don’t control the stewarding or stadium. I think there is certain stuff you have to put up with when you’re not in control. The stewards are not bothered what shirt you have on!! So it becomes very difficult..I think we just have to accept that as a consequence of the move, just like the tourists or day trippers that come in. With a larger capacity it will become even harder if not impossible. .its a shame because that’s when you start to lose your identity, if we haven’t lost that already.

  2. To just add to that Sean, I really do not think or believe Karen Brady is bothered or concerned whether there are people wearing spurs shirts in our end. Last time she wrote her article in the paper she wanted them to win the league. And that’s coming from a Arsenal fan. The harsh reality I believe is that she is isnt bothered.

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