West Ham thugs face ban
FOOTBALL boss Karren Brady yesterday threatened a life ban for West Ham fans who attacked the Manchester United team bus.
Baroness Brady, chief executive of the east London club, vowed to deal with the hooligans in the “strongest way possible” as police used state-ofthe-art technology to identify them.
Trouble flared before the historic last home game at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground in Upton Park on Tuesday night.
Four police officers were hurt as bottles, cans and other missiles were hurled at them.
Objects thrown at the Manchester team coach shattered tinted panels on the outside of the vehicle.
As bottles and other objects hit the windows, several players dived for cover into the central aisle.
Others simply laughed off the incident with one player shouting: “Mummy! Mummy!” in mock fear.
Yesterday Baroness Brady said: “Their behaviour was unacceptable and won’t be stood for.
“The events at the stadium last night were incredible and it would be a shame if the actions of a mindless few outside overshadowed them.
“Those who chose to behave unacceptably will be dealt with in the strongest way possible with life bans for those guilty of violence.”
She added that the vast majority of fans had behaved respectfully.