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UEFA Have Banned West Ham’s Fans from the Rapid Vienna Match

UEFA Have Banned West Ham’s Fans from the Rapid Vienna Match

Because a part of West Ham’s travelling support in Genk perpetrated crowd disturbances earlier this month, UEFA have sanctioned them. UEFA have banned West Ham’s fans from the Rapid Vienna match, prohibiting these away supporters from attending it in person.

During West Ham’s last Europa League encounter, against Genk in Belgium on November 4, a segment of the travelling support engaged in creating crowd disturbances.

Although the game ended in a 2-2 draw, West Ham was charged under Article 16(2)(h) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations for crowd disturbances and Article 16(2)(b) for objects thrown by away fans.

UEFA Have Banned West Ham’s Fans from the Rapid Vienna Match

Consequently, UEFA won’t permit West Ham fans to attend the club’s forthcoming Europa League group stage match, Sky Sports confirmed.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body have ruled that the Hammers cannot bring any fans to Austria. Also, UEFA fined the club €34,500 in total.

And among news in football today, no traveling fans can attend West Ham’s match against Rapid Vienna on November 25.

According to UEFA, this is preemptive action to prevent some West Ham fans from disrupting the game against Rapid Vienna.

With 10 points from their first four games, David Moyes’ side leads Group H. This means that a point in Rapid Vienna would be enough to guarantee progression to the knockout stage.

On December 9, West Ham will play second-placed Dinamo Zagreb in their last Group H match.

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