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West Ham Fans Attacked By Eintracht Frankfurt Ultras Ahead Of Europa League Semi-Final

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West Ham Fans Attacked By Eintracht Frankfurt Ultras Ahead Of Europa League Semi-Final

West Ham supporters have been attacked by Eintracht Frankfurt ultras for the second night in a row ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg in Germany.

According to the Daily Mail, a small group of West Ham fans were attacked while watching the Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Manchester City on television in Waxy's Irish Pub in the centre of Frankfurt.

Footage of the incident has circulated on social media which shows masked hooligans running past the pub and throwing missiles at the West Ham supporters.

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The Hammers fans then respond by throwing glasses and chairs back at the Frankfurt ultras.

According to the report, Police responded quickly to the incident but were unable to apprehend any of the attackers.

It is thought the West Ham fans in Waxy's Irish Pub were targeted because of their small numbers, with a much larger group of Hammers fans gathered at nearby O'Reilly's bar instead.

One German supporter described the attack as "pathetic" and was adamant that it was the Frankfurt ultras that had caused the violence.

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It is the second night in a row that fans have clashed in the city, following attacks on four West Ham fans on Tuesday night.

A 34-year-old man from Chelmsford in Essex was taken to hospital with a suspected broken nose and cracked teeth.

Meanwhile, another supporter suffered a gashed lip during an incident at the Fox and Hounds pub in the centre of the city.

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Two other West Ham fans were attacked in a separate incident after being overheard speaking English, while a group of Croatian students were also assaulted in the city's Alt-Sachsenhausen district, according to the report.

Manager of the Fox and Hounds, Anthony Thornley, told the Daily Mail: "My staff are okay but the fans were picked on out of the blue.

"The guys came into the bar and attacked people."

West Ham trail Frankfurt 2-1 heading into the semi-finals second leg (Image: PA)
West Ham trail Frankfurt 2-1 heading into the semi-finals second leg (Image: PA)
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Six arrests have reportedly been made in relation to the attack on the two West Ham fans and the Croatian students.

However, the attackers behind the incident at the Fox and Hounds Pub remain at large.

The violence has threatened to overshadow Thursday's Europa League semi-final second leg at Deutsche Bank Park.

West Ham are aiming to reach only the third European final in their history but trail Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 from the first leg at the London Stadium.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter: Patrick_SGE_

Topics: West Ham United, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga, Premier League, Europa League, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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