Footage appears to show West Ham and Tottenham supporters brawling at the London Stadium after a DOOR separating the two groups was left unlocked, leading to violent clashes at the Premier League clash
- West Ham and Tottenham fans violently clashed in their Premier League derby
- Spurs fans broke past an unlocked door separating the two sets of supporters
- More Tottenham supporters then tried to force their way through the door
- West Ham fans met them and while stewards arrived, punches were thrown
- Plastic cups of beer were thrown through the door at the London Stadium
Shocking video footage from Sunday’s Premier League encounter at the London Stadium shows one Tottenham supporter managing to drift past four stewards guarding the doors and break down the barrier, with both sets of fighting when it was opened.
Stewards on either side of the door eventually managed to form their own barrier to do their best to keep the fans apart, but supporters on either side threw punches at their rival fans, while plastic cups of beer were also thrown inbetween the doorway.
West Ham and Tottenham fans clashed on Sunday after Spurs supporters broke through a door separating the two groups
After Tottenham fans broke down the door, West Ham fans tried to fight Spurs fans who were trying to get through the doorway
The incident is understood to have taken place at half-time of Sunday’s afternoon match at approximately 2.45pm.
After the first time Tottenham fans managed to break down the door, several more Spurs fans attempted to break through the door to fight the Hammers supporters on the other side.
Tottenham fans were heard singing ‘No noise from the p**** boys’ throughout the incident, while West Ham fans were chanting ‘Irons. Irons’ as they faced the prospect of taking on Spurs fans on Sunday afternoon.
West Ham ended up 1-0 winners on Sunday afternoon thanks to Michail Antonio’s late winner, with the Hammers star sweeping home from a corner with 18 minutes to go.
One Tottenham fan managed to evade four stewards stood by the door and kick it down, before more Spurs supporters joined in to take on West Ham fans
Stewards managed to come back and form a barrier in between the two sets of supporters
Plastic cups of beer were thrown by both sets of supporters when the doorway was being forced open
The two clubs are fierce rivals in the Premier League, while Hammers and Spurs fans have a long history of violence during top-flight matches.
In November 2015, a 35-year-old West Ham supporter was left hospitalised after being stabbed in the stomach, hundreds of fans from either club had to be restrained by police on horseback before kick off at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane ground.
According to a bystander at the time, a large contingent of West Ham supporters were being shepherded by police into the ground when a group of ‘half a dozen’ attempted to break away and punched a Tottenham fan walking by.
In November 2018, two Tottenham supporters sitting in West Ham’s London Stadium home end were ejected from the home end were attacked as they were escorted out of the ground.
As they were walking down a flight of steps they were targets of verbal abuse before one supporter threw a drink in their direction. As they continued to walk, video footage shows punches being aimed at them before stewards finally managed to bundle them away from the stands.