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VIDEO: Fan horrified at abuse from West Ham supporters towards Arsenal players

A video has done the rounds with a fan left horrified at the abuse from West Ham supporters towards a number Arsenal players on Wednesday.

@SamadChowdhury_, a Hammers season ticket holder, was appalled to hear racism from the away end and has since called them out.

He wrote: “Arsenal away today with West Ham. Was sat near two racist West Ham fans who racially abused black players and black Arsenal fans all game:

– Both bood the knee before the game
– Left repeatedly called Lacazette a monkey
– Left shouted “go back to Nigeria” to Lacazette

– Left shouted “fuck off back to Lagos you cunt” (see video) to a black Arsenal fan
– Right called Tomiyasu (Japanese Arsenal player) a “Chinese cunt”
– Right called an Arsenal player (not sure which) a “black cunt”

He ended by saying: “@WestHam, over to you. We’ve seen the social media posts over the past 18 months. Now to walk the walk. Identify these racists and punish them.”

@WestHamHelp wrote on the Twitter post: “The Club takes these allegations extremely seriously and we are liaising with the relevant authorities to identify the individuals. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and any individuals identified will be issued with an indefinite ban from the Club.”

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Meanwhile, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe scored for another Arsenal home win, put them into the Premier League‘s top four at West Ham’s expense.

The Hammers had Vladimir Coufal controversially sent off as Alexandre Lacazette missed his spot kick.

Player ratings

Arsenal: Ramsdale (7), Tomiyasu (7), White (7), Gabriel (7), Tierney (7), Xhaka (7), Partey (7), Odegaard (7), Saka (8), Martinelli (8), Lacazette (8).

Subs: Smith Rowe (7), Nketiah (NA), Tavares (NA)

West Ham: Fabianski (7), Coufal (5), Dawson (6), Diop (6), Masuaku (4), Rice (6), Soucek (5), Fornals (5), Lanzini (5), Bowen (5), Antonio (5).

Subs: Benrahma (5), Ashby (NA)

Man of the match: Bukayo Saka

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta: “I think [the young players] were really good, all of them, and the senior players led by example. We had some sound performances needed to beat this team. I am really pleased. It’s important for Gabi [Martinelli] to score a goal like he did today.

“It helps because they know each other, some of them are from the academy, and the chemistry is there. I really like the link and the senior players are contributing and really enjoy helping the boys raise.

“The league finishes in May. Obviously it’s much better than where we were, but we want to be higher. This league is absolutely ruthless. Tomorrow is different.

“We are building a project, and to build a project without the people we play for is impossible. They are the biggest pillar to the project. When they are with us and the team grabs that pillar, we can be really strong, so I am really pleased with that.”

On Aubameyang, and whether he would play in the next game, Arteta told BT Sport: “We will talk about that another day. He wasn’t eligible for this game and this game is gone now.”

West Ham boss David Moyes on the penalty and red card: “I thought he should have got more of the ball. He should have tapped the ball away.

“The timing of it means he catches the top of the ball and followed through. I think that’s the reason the referee had to think about a decision.

“We made a mess of it to get to that point. I thought Vladimir could have got more of the ball. We gave the ref an opportunity to choose a decision.

On the January transfer window: “I don’t know if we’ll be busy, but I’d like to try and add to it. I have no idea if we’ll be busy.”

Twitter users reacted with a fan horrified at the abuse from West Ham supporters towards Arsenal players…

@Jack_Hobson96: The guy on the left has a shared season ticket near me. I’m in block 152 row 15 @WestHam

@Smalley_10: Personally I can’t wait for them to wake up and see this then realise they’ve been banned from the football and lost their jobs

@foffalang: If you are able to recall your block and seat number, arsenals anti racism policy uses this to identify the people who behave like this. Worth emailing that information to an arsenal club email address and West Ham too. Great job calling this out!!

@AntMit: At first I thought this is a dangerous thing to do, and could lead to false accusations. But then I saw the video, too. Wow. I hate cancel culture, but this is 100% deserved. Get them banned, get them fired, make them ashamed.

@lauri_ketola: @premierleague you say if you see this kind of behaviour then report about it. Now let see if @WestHam does their part of the deal

@OpulentCockney: Not got a massive following on here, but if replying and retweeting helps outing these racists then I’m all for it. Well done and thank you for calling them out. Not wanted at West Ham, in football or in society. @WestHam please sort this swiftly

@cormac__mckenna: Unacceptable. @WestHam take action now.

@21funnygirl61: Let’s hope that they find those racist pigs and throw them out of the game and stop this hate going on in our game

@thomasbarnes65: This is absolutely disgraceful behaviour. They should be punished.

@LauraHendry4: Disgusting, uneducated & unacceptable behaviour. The proof is out there for all to see. These morons now need to be banned & held accountable #saynotoracism

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