West Ham news: Hammers to hand fan who threw cup at Troy Deeney lifetime ban from London Stadium
West Ham have said they will hand out a lifetime ban to the supporter who threw at plastic cup at Troy Deeney.
The Watford striker netted from the penalty spot to open the scoring at the London Stadium in an eventual 2-0 win for the Hornets.
Deeney charged towards the corner flag and after his attempted knee slide failed to come off, he wildly punched the corner flag, with his actions infuriating the Hammers fans.
As he was congratulated by team-mates, the cup was thrown towards him, before being led away from any further incidents.
West Ham are likely to face an FA probe over the incident, and the club are ready to stand by their zero tolerance policy and hand a lifetime ban to the supporter who threw the cup.
A club spokesman told the Sun: “We are aware of the incident and will be working to identify the offender.
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“In line with our zero tolerance approach, anyone identified will have their details passed to the police and will face a lifetime ban from London Stadium. There is no place for this kind of behaviour at our stadium.”
After the match, the 30-year-old striker said his celebration was the best way to ‘shut up’ the home fans.
“Other than the knee slide, where I nearly broke my knee, but people have an opinion on me and my family and that’s the only way I can shut them up,” Deeney said.
“I get in trouble sometimes, but this one I’m all right.”
Watford, unbeaten in their last three, are now looking ahead to a packed festive schedule.
“It was a tough game,” he added. “We were more clinical, more ruthless and it resulted in a great away performance.
“Games like this are nice to win but it’s nothing too serious. We’ve got Chelsea in a couple of days.
“Everyone’s going to enjoy Christmas with their families and then we’ll go again.”
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