West Ham fans accused of attacking families of AZ Alkmaar
West Ham fans are accused of attacking the families of AZ Alkmaar players and staff who were left ‘frightened and shocked’ after encountering ‘dangerous’ supporters in the home end during Conference League semi-final
- West Ham have been accused of attacking families of AZ Alkmaar on Thursday
- Hammers beat the Dutch side 2-1 in their Europa Conference League first-leg
- Relatives of AZ players and staff were left ‘frightened’ after ‘attack’ by home fans
West Ham fans have been accused of attacking the families of AZ Alkmaar players and staff in the stands at the London Stadium on Thursday, according to reports in Holland.
The Hammers beat the Dutch side 2-1 in their Europa Conference League semi-final first leg in east London.
And the Telegraaf has claimed relatives of the club’s staff were attacked when angry West Ham supporters realised the family members were sitting in the home end.
They were reportedly left ‘frightened and shocked’ by the incident involving ‘dangerous’ Hammers fans.
AZ general manager Robert Eenhoorn said his wife, ‘many family members’ of the players, and the girlfriend and two children of head coach Pascal Jansen were among those attacked.
West Ham fans have been accused of attacking the families of AZ Alkmaar players and staff
The girlfriend and two children of AZ coach Pascal Jansen (right) were reportedly among them
After realising what had happened, Eenhoorn said he went to the scene of the confrontation to take them to safety.
He added: ‘They were then taken to another place, high in the stadium. But there were about the most dangerous supporters of West Ham.
‘As a result, I hardly got anything from the race, I was only concerned with the safety of our people.’
Jansen said after the match: ‘He (Eenhoorn) reassured me, because my children and girlfriend were involved in the incident.
‘I just spoke to them, but everything is fine now. There was some consternation after our goal.
‘They were shocked, but they are now safe and in good condition on the bus.’
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