Fan stabbed

Po­lice probe pre-match con­fronta­tion

The Daily Telegraph - Total Football - - TOTAL FOOTBALL | BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE - Jeremy Wil­son

A West Ham United fan was taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing stabbed in a con­fronta­tion out­side White Hart Lane be­fore the 4-1 de­feat against Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

The in­juries were un­der­stood to not be se­ri­ous but a blade was re­cov­ered close to the scene.

The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice con­firmed it was in­ves­ti­gat­ing. The two clubs were both aware of the in­ci­dent and work­ing to­gether in an at­tempt to iden­tify the cul­prit and what hap­pened.

Matches be­tween West Ham and Spurs have been marred by con­fronta­tions and abu­sive chant­ing. Fans were jailed in 2011 fol­low­ing a brawl be­tween West Ham and Spurs supporters close to Up­ton Park in 2009.

In 2012, af­ter a Tot­ten­ham fan was stabbed in Rome, West Ham supporters sang “Viva Lazio” and “Can we stab you ev­ery week?”. They also sub­jected Tot­ten­ham fans to chants of “Adolf Hitler, he’s com­ing for you”. Two West Ham fans were sub­se­quently cau­tioned by po­lice and one fan was banned from Up­ton Park for making Nazi-style salutes.

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