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West Ham ban 20 more fans

_91107927_westham_gettyWest Ham United have banned  20 individuals following isolated incidents at London Stadium during the recent match against Watford in addition to the 10 others who have been handed life bans for the first four games.
After analysing CCTV footage and collating evidence from supporters, security and stewarding teams, the Club has revoked season tickets and issued stadium bans for those involved in breaking the line of segregation and abusive behaviour towards opposition supporters and stewards.
The CCTV footage has been passed onto the Police, who will take any further action they deem necessary against offending individuals.West Ham will maintain a zero tolerance policy towards any behaviour of this nature, with the safety of all supporters the club’s number one priority.
Additionally, the majority of supporters who made complaints about their seating position following the Watford fixture have been relocated this week, with further communication taking place to relocate the remaining supporters in the coming days.The Club has been assured of an improved and increased segregation line by the London Stadium Operator LS185. This has been approved by the London Stadium Safety Advisory Group, which is made up of local authorities including the Metropolitan Police, and the new arrangement will be deployed for all future matches at the Stadium.

There has been a consistent police presence around London Stadium for every West Ham United match. Only one arrest has been made. The Police, Stadium Operator and the Club have had a number of productive meetings this week regarding the continued police presence at London Stadium.

A Club Spokesperson said: “It is important that we recognise and address the isolated issues which have arisen at our early games. However, we must stress that the vast majority of the 250,000 plus fans who have attended our opening fixtures have conducted themselves well. We cannot allow a small number of individuals to damage the Club’s reputation and with the stakeholder organisations, we will do all we can to ensure all supporters have a wonderful match day experience.”

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
 

5 comments on “West Ham ban 20 more fans

  1. Did some of the hooligan element that were banned from Upton Park manage to get season tickets for the Olympic stadium? Was there any check on past history by the reservation centre people or were they just interested in selling the seats. some of these people seem to be acting as if they haven’t been to a football game since the nineteen eighties.

    • It’s a good question Slav, have no idea the answer but I have thought the same myself, I am glad they have been banned, no matter how you feel there are no excuses for what we have seen.

  2. Can I just ask a stupid question now they have started with a revoking season tickets ( non-refundable I believe) can the club resell those seats basically making them double the money for each 1 ?

  3. I will take that as a yes then !! Football is a Working Man’s game Westham should have kept to what they said at the reservation Centre that they were moving people like for like and kept the family stand. I have been going to Westham and England matches all my life and if people don’t realise that other people swear and Shout then they really should wise up a bit but I do agree it shouldn’t happen in a family stand

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