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West Ham ban fans shown in gone viral ‘powder-sniffing’ video at London Stadium

West Ham have took to ban fans who were shown in a gone viral ‘powder-sniffing’ video doing the act whilst at the London Stadium.

The video, which showed the group of lads’ antics, was posted to social media, seemingly dobbing themselves in.

One moment showed a bald man, who is seen laughing at the end, having white powder applied to his head with contents then sniffed by another fan.

Another male adds: “Let’s f**king have it. Irons, Irons.”

The video went on to get more than 736,000 views across social media.

West Ham have since been made aware of the clip, and condemned the behaviour of those seen.

A club spokesman said: “The Club is disgusted by the contents of the video and acted swiftly to identify the offenders.

“In line with our zero-tolerance approach, details of the offenders were immediately passed on to the police and all individuals had their Season Tickets suspended and are therefore unable to enter London Stadium and travel with the Club for away fixtures.

“Pending our own club investigation, this could lead to the offenders being banned indefinitely. There is no place for this kind of behaviour.”

Met Police have been contacted for comment.

This comes a few years after a report in 2021, found that football thugs fueled by cocaine caused a frightening rise in violence at stadiums.

Police chiefs wanted to crackdown on cocaine users be punishing them more severely, including using bans to stop a return to the 1980s hooliganism.

Chief Constable Mark Roberts, Britain’s most prominent football cop, said that more people were using the drug to cause violence and that it was creating a toxic mix.

He said: “As we see more violent incidents, cocaine is one of those factors along with alcohol that will make it worse, and make people more violent.”

Another supporter said that cocaine was so common at football, that people would snort it from their seats.

A FA report in the same year stated that cocaine was responsible for thousands of ticketless fans storming Wembley to watch the England v Italy Euro final.

This saw fans openly smoking the drug, one fan bragging about how he lit a flare in his bum during a 15 hour drug-fueled bender.

Charlie Perry, 25, claimed that he had “bang a load powder” before being captured firing off the flare.

The cause of the 45% increase in violence at football fields over the last two years, including pitch invasions, assaults on players, and violence just before the Covid pandemic, were cocaine binges.

A survey found that over 30% of fans had seen cocaine being taken in a stadium. Six% admitted to using it for personal purposes.

However, only 103 of the 2,663 regulated matches in England or Wales were reported as drug possession or use during the 2019-20 season. The vast majority (81%) involved cocaine.

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Despite clubs promising tougher measures on stopping drugs being brought into grounds, there are now claims that it is still happening, more than ever before prior to kick off and during matches.

The supporter, who didn’t want to be named, said: “You see huge queues in the toilets, you see them doing bumps off keys in the stands, or just off their hands.

“It’s everywhere. I’ve never known it like this before, and it just feels like it’s getting worse and worse.”

Another Premier League club said they used dogs outside away turnstiles for every game and on occasions outside home turnstiles.

Bosses at Tottenham described the drug issue as a “societal problem” and that it took a zero-tolerance approach to drugs in the stadium.

The club, who saw a fan was captured on camera snorting a line of cocaine on the pitch in 2017, also said it works closely with the Met Police on drug-related issues, and anyone found with illegal substances are banned.

Brighton say it was “increasingly concerned” about the use of cocaine at matches.

The club added: “We will continue to take all necessary and possible steps to prevent any illegal substance coming into our stadium, and we will continue to impose very severe sanctions on anyone found to be carrying or using any illegal substance in or around our stadium.”

The Premier League said it also condemned the use of drugs at stadiums and its clubs are working alongside police to tackle the problem.

A spokesman said: “Possession or use of cocaine is a criminal offence and can result in a football banning order.

“Ground regulations clearly state that drugs are prohibited and measures such as detection dogs are used frequently to combat it.

“Our clubs continue to work closely with police on this issue.”

This is what Twitter users said as West Ham ban fans shown in a gone viral ‘powder-sniffing’ video at the London Stadium…

@TakoyTy: Now, if we’re being honest, you got to have supplements if you support West Ham

@SteveFolland87: Fuck me a bag would last a week with him

@joshbw18: fuck sake 😂😂

@Michael23MAE: Class Act. With kids around too! #scumbags

@johnsbury66: Tbf, you need all the help you can to watch Moyes ball

@MagicMatondo_: Of course it’s West Ham 🤣🤣

@samwhu1: With kids around? How irresponsible

@KyanHrrll: I would expect anything less

@DarrenCTreacle: Rumbled

@JordanW___: I’ve always wanted to do this to Marco Carola

@mofgimmers: This is the most cockney video I’ve ever seen.

@jackomillwall: Not suprised they are on the gear watching that shower every week.

@xKateHarrisonx: Bloody hell 🤣🤣🤣

@hammersmikey: This is described as “atrocities” yet there have been European matches where away fans bring in flares and even try to set fire to seats. Reality check might be needed here.

@Nathan_John01: Unban them

@MarkEva74898158: Fair play have you seen West Ham lately? You’d be better off sniffing glue.

@gazza_hammer: I tried to tell him it was a bad idea but he didn’t listen did he just called me a fat shit ⚒️🫧❤️

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