After Crowd Disruptions, West Ham Fans Have Been Barred From Attending A Europa League Match

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After their supporters were barred from attending their team’s Europa League away encounter against Rapid Vienna next week, West Ham is demanding immediate explanation from Uefa.

Uefa penalised the east London club for crowd unrest that disrupted their 2-2 draw against Genk on November 4th, leaving them “surprised and Disappointed.” The governing body of European football accused West Ham fans of causing a ruckus and throwing items during the match in Belgium.

The allegation was sustained, and West Ham, who are now in first place in Group H, are dissatisfied with Uefa’s lack of warning. They have sold out of their 1,700 tickets for the trip to Vienna on November 25th, but fans who have already made travel arrangements will be unable to attend the game.

West Ham, who have also been fined just under £25,500 (€30,000) for the disturbances and another £3,817 (€4,500) for the throwing of objects, said: “The club are urgently seeking clarification from Uefa, particularly given the extremely short notice of the sanction, which will impact our supporters who have already bought tickets and made arrangements to travel to Austria for our match at Rapid Vienna in just over a week.

source : guardian sport

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