West Ham fan hospitalised after attack from Eintracht Frankfurt 'ultras'
A West Ham fan has reportedly been taken to hospital in Germany after allegedly being attacked by what witnesses say was a group of Eintracht Frankfurt supporters.
Police confirmed a group of around 15-20 people wearing face coverings and appearing to be Eintracht supporters jumped out of vans near a pub Irons fans were drinking in the early hours of Wednesday morning, before entering the premises and attacking.
As relayed by the Evening Standard (4 May), Frankfurt police confirmed a 34-year-old Brit had been taken to hospital for treatment with the vans involved in the incident as yet unidentified by the authorities.
German police had earlier stated they would be on high alert for the second leg of this Europa League tie but clearly, they have some further stepping up to do.
A lengthy statement was made on the plan to keep the occasion safe for both sets of supporters but we’re over 24 hours away from the game and already they’ve failed which doesn’t exactly fill you with confidence for Thursday night.
An alleged attack in broad daylight is an absolute disgrace and it’s a little bit pathetic that such a high-profile incident was able to happen and there’s still no progress on identifying the culprits as surely the German authorities must have prepared in case there was any trouble.
Hopefully, the fan in question is okay and is able to still go watch the Hammers as they aim to make a historic chapter in the club’s history.
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