Players of the English team, which secured a 1-0 away win to advance to the final of the European tournament, defended their relatives who were attacked by fans of the Dutch team.
West Ham fans’ fervent celebrations after qualifying for a European final after 24 years came to a somber finish at the AZ Alkmaar Stadium in the Netherlands, where the English team beat the locals 1–0 in the second leg, 3–1 on aggregate. Define in their favor. When the match was finally over with hot weather, there was a drama of violence after militants from the Dutch team tried to attack the relatives of the English players, who had to stand in the stands to prevent them from moving.
The Ultras, synonymous with Bárbara in South America, have on several occasions come to the center of controversy because of their violent attitude, either before, during or after games in which their team is the protagonist. Alkmaar fans, known for their fanaticism for the institution based in the North Holland province, were at the center of a controversy on Thursday after attempting to attack relatives of English players.
The stadium stand was the scene of a scandal after the Hammers completed a punishing pass in the Conference League Final, winning the match with a goal in the fourth minute of the match. After the final whistle, fans and relatives of the English players celebrated with great enthusiasm the arrival of the final, which would be played on 6 June against Fiorentina, which led – without intending to achieve – that the Dutch were marred with violence. Let’s react.
Seeing the attitude of the Hammers fans, Ultras, black, hooded and with a thermal “collar” of the same tone, went on to rebuke relatives after tearing down a fence that divided both partisanship and personal security. Does, stop the progress of what could not.
Quickly, West Ham players, including Argentine Manuel Lanzini, realized what was happening to their relatives, approached the stands and began to defend the advance. Not only this, but the two fans present were the first hurdle for the Dutch, which they could not overcome and were preventing them from progressing further.
Minutes later, they were able to control the situation inside the stadium, which started with a fan problem in the vicinity before the start of the match. In the altercation between the two groups, they fought with each other and attacked each other with the chairs kept nearby.