West Ham United ace Michail Antonio mocks Eintracht Frankfurt fan during pitch invasion
West Ham striker Michail Antonio has taken a swipe back after being mocked by an Eintracht Frankfurt fan after Thursday’s [May 5] Europa League defeat.
The Irons’ European escapade came to an end in Germany as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to the Bundesliga outfit over two hard-fought legs.
With the supporters flooding onto the pitch as their side booked their place in the final in Seville, the 32-year-old found himself in a confrontation with a fan recording the incident.
The supporter taunted Antonio by saying: “Ey, what’s up bro? What’s wrong bro? What’s wrong bro?”
To which the forward replied: “My money’s good though’ – ‘Your money’s what? My money’s good though, yeah.”
The fan added: “Get out of here! Get out of here!”
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The scenes at full-time were dangerous, to say the least. Frankfurt fans have caused carnage every time they and West Ham have come anywhere close to each other and for the security to let them flood onto the pitch like that was outrageous.
Not only have they clashed at both legs of the European semi-final but whilst the pair come together in Seville during their respective round of 16 first-leg games in Seville and they weren’t even playing each other.
Many travelling fans found themselves hospitalised after being attacked by the ultras ahead of the game which very easily could have happened again as thousands of Germans went over to taunt the Hammers supporters.
Thankfully, no Irons player received any bad backlash from the fans before they left the pitch and fair play to Antonio for taking it with a pinch of salt and making humour of the situation.
The players should have never been put in that position and Frankfurt needs to reconsider its level of security for the future.
In other West Ham news, Phil Neville has flown to the defence of one West Ham man after his “totally wrong” treatment.
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