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VIDEO: West Ham and Frankfurt fans clash in Seville with police called

West Ham and Frankfurt fans clash in the street of Seville with police called in by concerned members of the public on Wednesday night.

Multiple videos have surfaced on social media, with fights breaking out the night before the Hammers’ Europa League clash against Sevilla.

One video in particular has had over 100,000 views in less than an hour, with many hoping there hasn’t been anyone seriously injured. But judging from how many were involved, it looks rather bad.

Footage shows two groups of fans end up battling it out on the street with glass bottles, sticks, bar seats and tables thrown.

The incident takes place outside an Irish bar within the city, in which a large group of fans had been assembled and were drinking during the evening.

A rival set of fans arrive at the bar a take to a coordinated attack, before launching a series of missiles and objects, which then played out to a retaliation.

A report from Spanish TV station La Sexta states that ‘there are moments of great tension’ and suggested that ‘there are injuries’ among those who were present.

Chaos played out on the streets surrounding Paseo Colon – a central area in Seville which houses an Irish bar, popular for supporters on European nights, and is close to the city’s main bus station, and beside a bull ring.

UEFA had moved the Frankfurt game to a day earlier to avoid the two matches clashing, but footage emerged online of violence breaking out nonetheless.

The Hammers return to Europa League action on Thursday evening for the first leg of their last-16 tie with Sevilla.

West Ham will arrive at  the Estadio Ramon Sánchez Pizjuan sitting 6th in the Premier League standings, while the Spanish giants are second in La Liga.

With three months having passed since their last fixture in this competition, West Ham supporters can be forgiven for forgetting about the Europa League, but that will certainly not be the case now as they prepare for one of their biggest fixtures in their history with plenty watching on.

A two-legged tie against Barcelona would have been more mouthwatering, although that was not the opinion of David Moyes who felt that his team have been provided with the toughest test yet.

You could say that rings true when taking into consideration that West Ham have won just one of their last five fixtures in all competitions, with successive defeats coming at Southampton and Liverpool respectively.

Although the East London outfit gave a good performance at Anfield, it was a result which leaves them as outsiders for the Premier League top four, perhaps resulting in Moyes placing more priority on winning this tournament.

West Ham finish top of their group which involved the likes of Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna, to reach this stage of the competition, collecting 13 points from their six fixtures.

Sevilla have one of those opponents in common with the Hammers, having recently come through a tie with Dinamo Zagreb, losing the second leg in Croatia to only prevail 3-2 on aggregate.

Julen Lopetegui was left thankful that Los Nervionenses did just enough to progress further in a competition which they have won six times since 2005-06.

Despite placing second in the La Liga, trailing leaders Real Madrid by eight points, Sevilla have won just three of their last 10 matches in all competitions.

Friday’s stalemate at Alaves was their fourth draw in six games, but a clean sheet ensured that they remain with the best defensive record in Spanish football.

Sevilla have not been beaten at Estadio Ramon Sánchez Pizjuan since losing to Lille in the Champions League back on the 2nd of November.

Twitter users reacted as West Ham and Frankfurt fans clash in Seville with police called to break up the fight…

@westhamtransfer: Looks like it’s kicking off between Frankfurt and West Ham fans. Stay safe everyone.

@scrutchins: West Ham fans in a bar and attack by German fans

@marcsolly: It’s an easy target that Irish bar….. we had same against Seville a few years back

@Delmo26: Bonkers idea to have both Seville and Betis play at home in European competition 1day after another.But We all know how the mass media will play out this fighting,and this ain’t going to be good for West Ham or Frankfurt. Genie now out the bottle. We all know sanctions incoming.

@WHU_232: West ham fans where just outside the pub they’ve been at all night, frankfurt fans come down the road and start throwing shit at our boys, so we started fighting back, then other west ham fans came out other pubs when they heard what was happening and frankfurt ran off

@foreverboleyn_: Well done West Ham fans standing up and protecting the families, kids & women who were ambushed by Frankfurt ultras. Shame on the morons that thought it was a good idea to have Frankfurt play Real Betis & West Ham play Sevilla 24 hrs apart. Anyone heard of WWII? 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

@Uk_Whufc: Love the way our fans are standing their ground 💪

Well they have clearly fucked this one up, no thought at all has went Into the security 😂.
West Ham 🇬🇧
Sevilla 🇪🇸
Real Betis 🇪🇸
Frankfurt 🇩🇪
Football fans all in the same city tonight…………..

Paul Oaks: Just shocking that, hope no one was serious hurt

Ryan Lovejoy: Frankfurt the dirty fuckers, went straight to use after the game

Shaun Yate: every single time english fans go abroad we’re targetted, sickening

Lewis Foster: Appalling scenes – great to hear the staff at the irish bar praise west ham fans for how they acted all night

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