Football: West Ham to issue life-time bans to fans involved in Man United bus attacks

West Ham fans clashing with police outside the stadium.
West Ham fans clashing with police outside the stadium.PHOTO: REUTERS
West Ham fans attack Manchester United's team bus before the football match between West Ham United and Manchester United in east London on May 10, 2016.
West Ham fans attack Manchester United's team bus before the football match between West Ham United and Manchester United in east London on May 10, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
The bus carrying the Manchester United team is escorted by police after having a window smashed on its way to West Ham's Boleyn ground before the football match between West Ham United and Manchester United in east London on May 10, 2016.
The bus carrying the Manchester United team is escorted by police after having a window smashed on its way to West Ham's Boleyn ground before the football match between West Ham United and Manchester United in east London on May 10, 2016. PHOTO: AFP
Broken windows are seen on the Manchester United team bus after West Ham United supporters pelted it with bottles.
Broken windows are seen on the Manchester United team bus after West Ham United supporters pelted it with bottles. PHOTO: AFP

West Ham United have said that they would issue life-time bans to unruly fans after Manchester United's team bus was attacked by supporters before kick-off.

Tuesday's 3-2 win in the Premier League was overshadowed by West Ham fans pelting United's coach with bottles on their arrival to the ground.

The Hammers are now working with police to identify those involved.

 

"It was an extraordinary night full of extraordinary moments in front of extraordinary fans. 99 per cent of whom behaved impeccably and were a credit to the club," a statement read.

"We have already had thousands of tweets and emails from fans to say how proud they were to be a part of such a special evening in West Ham's history.

"However, we are aware that there were some supporters outside the Boleyn Ground who didn't act in an appropriate way when the Manchester United team bus was damaged.

"That was not acceptable and we will work with the police to identify those responsible and ban them for life."