Following the unwarranted violence from West Ham fans on Manchester United’s bus prior to the game which ended 3-2, the police have commenced investigations with the club in an attempt to bring culprits to book.
Image: Damaged Manchester United's bus.
The FA says it’s duty bound to ensure those identified as responsible for the violence will get appropriate punishments.
A statement from West Ham on the incident reads:
“It was an extraordinary night full of extraordinary moments in front of extraordinary fans, 99 per cent of whom behaved impeccably and were a credit to the club.
“We have already had thousands of tweets and emails from fans to say how proud they were to be a part of such a special evening in West Ham’s history.
“However, we are aware that there were some supporters outside the Boleyn Ground who didn’t act in an appropriate way when the Manchester United team bus was damaged.
“That was not acceptable and we will work with the police to identify those responsible and ban them for life.”
Image: Policemen on horse back quelling the riots.
An FA statement on the case read: “The FA strongly condemns the unsavoury incidents this evening involving both the Manchester United team coach outside West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground and objects thrown from a section of the home support during the game.
“We will work closely with both clubs and the Metropolitan Police to fully investigate these matters.”
Image: Manchester United players in the bus during the attacks.
West Ham played their last game for the 2015 / 2016 Premier League season against the Red Devils Tuesday night, luckily it ended in a win. The fans seemed nervous for the encounter which could be the reason Manchester United players was humiliated before the match. What a bad way to get victory!
Though it could be argued that the attack wasn’t an excuse for the loss, both teams played with an impartial match officials calling the shots without fear or favor.
Reid netted was West Ham’s hero for the night. He scored the the 80th-minute winner after Michail Antonio had equalized four minutes earlier. The historical goal nulled Anthony Martial’s second-half brace which had put Manchester United at an advantage earlier.
Diafra Sakho opened the score sheet for West Ham just 10 minutes into the game.
Image: Police officers on duty trying to control the violent attacks.