marked sensation West Ham qualified for the Conference Final. Fans of AZ Alkmaar, the home team in the match, invaded the space reserved for the English team’s family members and angered some of the London team’s players. Brazilian Lucas Paqueta and other athletes clashed with the Dutch to defend their relatives (watch below).
Paquetá gets into a fight with AZ fans after getting confused with the families
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In the images posted on social media, it is possible to see dozens of ultras, organized from the ground up by fans, penetrating a net in the stands. They invade the Hospitality Zone, where some of the players’ family members are located West Ham She was.
The players of the English team, who were partying on the lawn, noticed and went to defend their loved ones. according to General Electric Found, there was no relative or friend of Lucas Paqueta in the game. The Brazilian, midfielder Flynn Downs, winger Ben Johnson, defender Aaron Cresswell and forwards Antonio and Benrahma left to face the Arizona fans.
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They tried to defend the Algerian Benrahma family members who were present at the Alkmaar stadium. Security forces moved quickly and contained the confrontation. to General ElectricLucas Paqueta’s press office reports that the midfielder is fine and has not suffered an injury, as is the case with all other West Ham players.
The Brazilian even shared on social networks videos of the qualifying celebrations for the final alongside his teammates, on the bus after leaving the stadium. In the post-match press conference, England coach David Moyes said his father was there. He denounced the incident and renewed his concern.
“I can’t explain what happened and why it happened. The players got involved because it was the family section. That might have been the reason for the backlash. I don’t want this night to be spoiled in any way, because the West Ham fans weren’t looking for trouble. I hope they look into it.” That. My family was there and I had friends in that department,” Moyes said.
“I didn’t realize (what was happening) because I was so happy. Security wanted to put me in but I had to make sure the players didn’t get involved.”
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EZ Alkmaar coach Pascal Jansen also commented on the episode and did not comfort his team’s fans.
“I am ashamed that this happened in our stadium. This should not happen. You have to control your emotions.”
AZ, West Ham and UEFA have yet to comment on the episode. The organization that organizes the tournament is expected to open an investigation and punish the Dutch club.
West Ham progressed to a European final after 47 years. The last time was in 1976, in the extinct European Cup. And the decision of the Conference League will be on June 7, that is, Wednesday, against Fiorentina, in Prague, in the Czech Republic.
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