West Ham gamers confronted AZ Alkmaar followers who appeared to assault an space by which family and friends have been watching the groups’ Europa Convention League semi-final second leg.
Michail Antonio and Stated Benrahma have been amongst these to intervene within the clashes simply moments after the Premier League workforce had reached the ultimate.
BBC commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball, who was contained in the stadium, stated he noticed punches being thrown by the AZ followers.
“These are terrible scenes,” he stated.
West Ham supervisor David Moyes stated his gamers have been “indignant”.
“We’ll want to attend for the mud to settle to see what it’s however the greatest drawback is that’s the space the place the gamers have all their households in – family and friends,” he stated.
“That’s the place the issue got here and numerous gamers have been getting indignant as a result of they could not get to see in the event that they have been OK.
“We’ll have to attend and ask the officers what actually occurred.”
West Ham reached their first main European closing since 1976 by defeating their Dutch opponents 1-0 on the evening and 3-1 on combination.
Former Hammers midfielder Joe Cole, who was a part of the BT Sport workforce on the match, stated what occurred was “absurd”.
“Grown males attacking the West Ham followers,” he stated. “Gamers have been attempting to become involved to interrupt it up.
“AZ Alkmaar followers turning up carrying balaclavas throwing punches is ridiculous. There have been households.”
‘I can see punches being thrown’
Bruce-Ball, who was commentating for BBC Radio 5 Dwell within the AFAS Stadion, described the scenes as “disagreeable”.
“Some followers clad in darkish coats and hoods up got here racing down in entrance of the decrease tier of the stand to voice their dissatisfaction, and there’s hassle to our right-hand facet,” he advised listeners.
“The priority right here is I feel the West Ham relations and associates are in that part. These are very, very disagreeable scenes.
“The West Ham gamers are being held again. I can see within the distance punches being thrown.”