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West Ham To Impose Life Bans On Fans Involved In London Stadium Anarchy As Security Is Beefed Up Following Crisis Talks



WEST HAM have vowed to impose life bans and pursue fans through the courts who are identified as being involved in trouble which marred the match against Burnley.

Four supporters invaded the pitch and there was fighting in the stands as fan anger at the way the club is run spilled over during the 3-0 defeat on Saturday.

Reuters Mark Noble was forced to confront one supporter on the pitch on Saturday

David Klein There was anarchy as fans invaded the pitch as West Ham lost to Burnley

The Hammers have held emergency talks with stakeholders involved in running matches at the London Stadium this week, with more meetings planned for tomorrow.

And the club have promised the toughest possible action and revealed there is expected to be a police presence and far greater stewarding for the next home game, when Southampton visit at the end of the month.

A statement said: “West Ham United are committed to taking decisive and positive action with the primary focus of ensuring London Stadium is a safe, comfortable and secure environment for supporters attending future matches.

“Following the incidents which marred the second half of the Premier League fixture with Burnley on Saturday 10 March, the Club is conducting a full and thorough investigation, and has attended a series of emergency meetings with London Stadium stakeholders.

Getty Images – Getty One supporter attempted to plant a corner flag into the centre circle

AFP or licensors A steward wrestles a supporter to the ground

“The Club is working in close conjunction with the Metropolitan Police to identify those individuals, who entered the pitch during the second half, and with stadium operator LS185, using London Stadium’s high-quality CCTV footage, to identify those who threw missiles, both of which are specific offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991.

“Any individual found guilty will be banned from attending any West Ham United fixture, home and away, for life and the Club will request the courts serve a banning order to prevent these individuals attending any football matches in the future.

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“West Ham United maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour of this nature, with the safety of all supporters always the Club’s number one priority.”

Hammers captain Mark Noble was involved in a bust-up trying to remove one fan from the pitch, while another attempted to plant a corner flag on the centre circle.


Australian Grand Prix 2018 Qualifying: Start Time, Tv Schedule, Channel, Live Stream And Melbourne Circuit Info For Opening F1 Race




F1 returns with the traditional curtain raiser in Australia set to get underway.

Lewis Hamilton picked up a fourth world championship in Mexico last year but recently admitted he had forgotten how many titles he has.

AFP or licensors Lewis Hamilton is looking for a fifth F1 World Championship

And if the Mercedes driver can make it five then he will equal the great Juan Manuel Fangio.

But rival Sebastian Vettel is also looking for his fifth world title.

When is the Australian Grand Prix?

The Australian Grand Prix will take place at 6.10am UK time on Sunday, March 25.

In Melbourne the race will start at 4.10pm.

Before that, the weekend will consist of two practices on Friday, March 23 at 1am and 5am.

A third practice will get underway on Saturday, March 24 at 3am before qualifying on the same day at 6am.

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Mayor Of London Sadiq Khan Says West Ham Stewards Dealt With 150 Separate Incidents During Burnley Clash




THE shocking scale of fan violence at the London Stadium during West Ham’s game with Burnley was laid bare last night — with 150 SEPARATE incidents.

Following an investigation, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan claimed match-day stewards handled 40 assaults and 26 attempts to invade the pitch in shameful scenes.

Reuters West Ham star Mark Noble tackled a pitch invader during the ground

Reuters The Hammers midfielder confronted the individual during the defeat against Burnley

Khan described the acts of violence and protests at the game earlier this month as “apparently planned and co-ordinated”.

And he claimed those who threw coins at Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan did so “with intent to injure or harm”.

After his meeting with the Safety Advisory Group, it has been claimed:

 More than a dozen fights had broken out in different parts of the ground between West Ham supporters at the same time Twenty-six people tried to get on to the pitch. Twenty-two were stopped by stewards and four were successful

Getty Images – Getty One West Ham fan attempted to plant the corner flag on the half-way line

David Klein James Collins and Pablo Zabaleta attempt to reason with this supporter There were 150 separate incidents, including 50 public order offences and 40 assaults CCTV footage shows a co-ordinated move by a known group of individuals to the directors’ box Six of the 56 ‘persons of interest’ have previously served banning orders at the London Stadium or Upton Park

The Hammers have already acted against those responsible, handing five lifetime bans to those involved in the riots.

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England U21 Vs Romania U21: Tv Channel, Live Stream, Team News And Kick-off Time For Friendly




ENGLAND’s Young Lions take to the pitch for the first time in four month as they face Romania at Molineux.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side currently unbeaten in qualification for the Euro Championships, topping Group 4 with four wins and a draw from their fives match so far.

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Reuters Aidy Boothroyd named his latest England squad on Thursday

Romania are in excellent form, unbeaten in seven, and top of Group 8.

These two sides last met in 2013, where England ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha, Jack Robinson and Nathan Delfouneso.

Getty Ryan Sessegnon is seen as a star of the future, while having an incredible season for Fulham

What time is kick-off?

THE game will take place on Saturday, March 24. 

Kick-off is at 5.15pm UK time.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

YOU can watch all the action live from the West Midlands on BT Sport 2, where coverage starts at 5pm.

If you can’t get to a TV, watch on the go using the BT Sport App on your mobile or tablet device.

Alternatively, we’ll be running a LIVE BLOG here on SunSport, which will keep you up to speed with all the goals and talking points.

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What is the team news?

FULHAM’s Ryan Sessegnon has been tearing up the Championship this season and is knocking on the door of a senior call-up.

Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke return to the set-up after their senior debuts last November, while Spurs midfielder Harry Winks is included despite fears over an ankle injury.

England squad

Gunn (Norwich, on loan from Manchester City), Henderson (Shrewsbury, on loan from Manchester United), Woodman (Aberdeen, on loan from Newcastle), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Chilwell (Leicester), Clarke-Salter (Sunderland, on loan from Chelsea), Fry (Middlesbrough), Holgate (Everton), Kenny (Everton), Sessegnon (Fulham), Tomori (Hull, on loan from Chelsea), Walker-Peters (Tottenham), Worrall (Nottingham Forest), Davies (Everton), Dowell (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Everton), Ejaria (Sunderland, on loan from Liverpool), Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Onomah (Aston Villa, on loan from Tottenham), Winks (Tottenham), Abraham (Swansea, on loan from Chelsea), Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Gray (Leicester), Harrison (Middlesbrough, on loan from Manchester City), Lookman (RB Leipzig, on loan from Everton), Maddison (Norwich), Solanke (Liverpool)

England squad look tight-knit as stars greet each other on first meet-up ahead of World Cup warm-ups

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