Police arrest two West Ham fans for homophobic gestures

Ruben Hill
February 4, 2020

London Stadium was converted into a football ground at a reported cost of £323m following the 2012 London Olympics, with West Ham becoming sole tenants in August 2016.

But Sportsmail understands a significant number of players, in particular the club's highest earners, have 50 percent salary reductions written into their personal contracts.

"They were taken to east London police stations where they were subsequently released under investigation".

The Hammers now sit in the drop zone, a point from safety with 13 games to go, winning one of their last eight Premier League games.

With games against Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham on the horizon, David Moyes looks to have a hard task in trying to spark an immediate turnaround.

West Ham United co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, and vice-chairman Karren Brady, are facing the threat of a televised black balloon protest from angry fans later this month.

A West Ham supporter who wore an anti-board T-shirt while volunteering as a pitchside flag-waver before last week's game against Liverpool at the London Stadium has been banned by the club from attending any of their matches for the rest of the season.

A statement from Hammers United read: 'There is so much frustration, tension and anger in the West Ham fanbase at the moment, and rightly so. To show the world our dissatisfaction with the club's owners.

"One male (also a West Ham fan) was arrested on suspicion of common assault".

Snodgrass then crashed in a second when Martin Montoya's clearing heading only succeeded in going directly up in the air, leaving the West Ham playmaker to fire home via a deflection off Adam Webster.

"Taking these factors into consideration, we propose that we make a momentous show of strength at the Liverpool away match".

Yet despite a claim from Calciomercato that West Ham would be "ready to dismantle" their team should they drop to the Championship, the reality may not be what Italian clubs are hoping for.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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