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West Ham fans criticised by police for offensive song

West Ham away supporters have been criticised by the Metropolitan Police for singing songs at the Amex stadium deemed to be offensive.

The Met Police’s dedicated West Ham twitter feed initially posted a message saying “Great support on a frustrating night down at Brighton, No West ham arrests however the chap who threw a marital aid onto the pitch can expect a call. Also unfortunately a few inappropriate chants.”

West Ham Police Liaison officer, Andy Sheldon later updated the message the following day by adding: “In relation to last night’s Tweet I should have worded it better, There in no room for Homophobic songs or chants in any walk of life let alone at a football match. It’s not Banter its not O.K because its football. Discrimination of any kind is not acceptable. If you witness any of this behaviour you should notify a steward or police officer, If you do not wish to talk to police. You can still report it by contacting With any supporting evidence”

West Ham’s LGBT+ Supporters’ Group Pride of Irons tweeted “Does your boyfriend know you’re here?“ Sang loudly by the majority of frustrated West Ham fans. Pretty disappointing.”

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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

2 comments on “West Ham fans criticised by police for offensive song

  1. Sport sadly is now not what it was always like for most of us who have supported The Hammers for so long, yes friendly banter but that was it, and it is not just football, rugby is the same, sadly some social media has not helped, armchair warriors who hide behind the first name they can think of. Will it ever change, don’t think so.

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