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West Ham could play behind closed doors

West Ham could be forced to play behind closed doors for the last UEFA Europa League group game against Dinamo Zagreb at the London Stadium in December.

All eyes will be on what happens in Austria next Thursday with many West Ham supporters still expected to travel in large numbers despite the UEFA ban.

Hammers fans are understood to have purchased up to 1,000 tickets in the Rapid Vienna home end and many others who had away tickets still plan to flight out  to Austria as planned to soak up the atmosphere.

With little likelihood of compensation or refunds for flights or hotels West Ham fans will watch the game from bars with like minded supporters if the away ban is not overturned which seems unlikely.

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Hammers will need to be on their best behaviour as any trouble in Austria could result in West Ham being handed a bigger sanction to play behind closed doors for the Europa League next game.

Over 50,000 tickets have been sold the West Ham v  Dinamo Zagreb in the London Stadium on Thursday 9th December.

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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

3 comments on “West Ham could play behind closed doors

  1. In relation to supporters losing their flight and /or hotel costs, have none of them not got Travel Insurance, if not , why not. As they have been told not to attend , then surely the Insurance Companies will be obliged to refund all costs incurred.

  2. So, although the club has no control over the movement of these fans, and have cancelled their tickets, they will still be responsible for their behaviour? Anyone can pull on a Hammers shirt and cause trouble wether they’re Hammers or not.

  3. Spot on Mooro. I heard some chants at that Genk game that I have never heard our away supporters singing before (to the best of my knowledge). One has to think that some of the perpetrators of the trouble were not true Hammers after all.
    I really hope that they are identified, named, shamed, banned and exposed.

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