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West Ham issue Statement on life bans

West Ham have confirmed they have issued lifetime bans to five individuals who entered the field of play while further supporters have been banned for violently throwing objects with intent to injure or harm.

In a statement on the official website the club say:

“West Ham United can confirm that swift and decisive action has been taken against a number of spectators who breached stadium regulations or were found to have committed acts of severe violence and physical aggression at our recent Premier League match against Burnley.

Lifetime bans from all West Ham United matches, both home and away, have today been issued to five individuals who crossed safety barriers to enter the field of play – a criminal offence that is a severe breach of stadium safety regulations – while a number of individuals have also been banned for life for violently throwing coins or objects with intent to injure or harm on the bridge directly in front of the Directors’ Box.

Furthermore, a number of additional incidents, including attempted pitch incursions and acts of violence, are currently being investigated in collaboration with stadium operators LS185 and the police. The Club expect to issue further bans based on witness statements and the high quality CCTV footage available, prior to our next home match against Southampton on 31 March.

West Ham United would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our supporters, players and staff remains our absolute priority at London Stadium. We take a zero tolerance approach to any form of violence that endangers the welfare of others, and we are committed to ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for all spectators.”

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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

15 comments on “West Ham issue Statement on life bans

  1. Good. At least a good start. Let’s stop these idiots from hijacking our club. They want us relegated to prove they are right about the stadium. Get them out.

  2. Good . At least something positive has come of it . We don’t need these kind of fans at the LS . Those individuals would rather see us relegated than survive .

  3. I don’t say good, but I say it’s right. There are clear consequences from pitch incursions and violent behaviour and so they must face those consequences. Protesting is fine, but it shouldn’t cross the line. Ever. In any situation.

  4. These ‘fans’ protentially cost us points against Burnley, we were the better side up until the first goal & by no means out of the game. Then came the village idiots & we all know what happened.
    There will be a very nervious team walking out v Soton, a must win game & the fear of a repeat of last time out.
    Ban the lot of them. Have a clause in the ST or any ticket that a condition of sale is that any one entering the field of play or cause trouble anywhere in the stadium get the life ban & a fine on top. Buy a ticket & agree to conditions.

  5. I bet the 2 clowns pictured above are not feeling so clever now.

    • How dare you call Noble a clown.
      He told us the club wasn’t ‘run like a circus anymore’, didn’t he?
      As for Paul C, a hero in my eyes!

  6. The club had to be strong to send out a message to the fans and the media (who don’t need much ammo to declare all out war on West Ham). Banning these fans from away games is a very good idea as that will hurt them because its a day out with their mates.

  7. Why on earth would any West Ham fan want to see us relegated?

    • Exactly my thoughts 66 very childish remarks ..this site has has gone very quite lately due to some individuals….me included

      • The moderations killing it Kip!

        • Have to agree with you Mary..Hugh is right if its constant bad language with certain words but there has to be some leeway ..its not the swearing for rme
          I’ve supported west ham for 43 years and for Somme people! To say I’m not a real fan and its some fans fault if we get relegated because we want the board out with a few insults thrown in that’s what has stopped me posting so much ..but there certainly seem less discussions now and a lot of the views are very alike so its a shame really.. On another note Hugh I hope your doing OK my friend .

  8. It’s moderated because we want adult discussion – not the infantile and abusive stuff which became par for the course.

    • Yep, understood.
      I think my points still valid though. Traffic does seem to have been on the light side lately.

  9. I look upon the pitch invaders as freedom fighters,
    fighting to free the club
    Life bans are well over the top, bit like some of the comments on here agreeing with it.

  10. Agree mywhufc. Very vindictive. So much for building bridges. Half the songs our fans sing were written by Bubbles. He is one of the most dedicated and passionate fans we have, or ever will have. now he’s banned for life.

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