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West Ham ban stands – no roll over

  1. Credit: Iain Dale

West Ham’s one-match ban of away fans in the Europa League will count despite the game now being played behind closed doors after the Austrian government decided to enforce a national lockdown from Monday.

West Ham fans were banned from attending Rapid Vienna away and the club was fined £29,000 by Uefa after Genk crowd trouble.

Two flares were thrown onto the pitch after Benrahma’s second goal, which cost West Ham £4,000.

But the other £25,000 penalty is following ‘crowd disturbances’ in the match, Uefa announced.

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Claret and Hugh have seen video footage that appears to show supporters walking through open gates in Genk as well as a small scuffle with Belgium police after the game which appears to confirm the allegations.

As a result, Uefa prohibited away fans from attending the European clash in Austria.

Claret and Hugh understand that the ban will not be rolled over to a future game and the sanction will be deemed served on Thursday despite no fans from either side present.

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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