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Fulham v West Ham marred by incidents – one ejected for streaming, alleged racist abuse and flares

Fulham and West Ham United faced each other in a pre-season friendly at Craven Cottage on Saturday, though it was marred according to reports.

Around 4,000 Hammers fans turned up for the fixture in the horrid wet and muggy summer weather and majority behaved superbly.

Though there are claims that some fans allegedly aimed some racist abuse towards the stewards, with police since then giving a statement.

Met Police Officer Andy Sheldon said: “There were no arrests, however, unfortunately, there will be several people coming in at a later date to be interviewed under caution after allegations of racial abuse towards stewards”

One supporter let off a purple flare, with Claret&Hugh saying “stewards and police were unable to identify the perpetrator yesterday [Saturday] but CCTV footage will be reviewed next week and if caught he or she faces arrest and criminal charges.”

Another fan was ejected by stewards from the ground on suspicion of streaming the game from his phone despite neither club streaming the game live themselves or selling the live TV rights to a broadcaster.

Claret&Hugh said in their blog: “Some supporters were live-streaming the game from their mobile phones the supporter in question insists he was filming and not streaming but was ejected anyway despite deleting his footage.”

The man was John – aka JP WHU TV – who took to YouTube after the game to reveal what happened.

Watch it for yourself below…


After watching the fans’ video, others who regularly watch his channel took to give their reaction, the majority all supportive, but also thought the streaming incident was ‘pathetic’ – check out those comments on the next page.


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