Eintracht Frankfurt thugs attack West Ham fans with bottles and stools at bar with two in hospital after street ambush

Eintracht Frankfurt thugs attack West Ham fans with bottles and stools at bar with two in hospital after street ambush

May 5, 2022

WEST HAM fans have been attacked by Eintracht Frankfurt thugs in the German city for the second night running.

A group of Frankfurt fans dressed all in black and wearing face masks – believed to be the club's ultras – attacked Waxy's Irish pub where Hammers fans were watching the Champions League semi-final.

Missiles were thrown and footage shows the culprits making their escape after West Ham fans began to retaliate.

The Hammers supporters began throwing back stools, bottles and anything they could get their hands on to defend themselves.

They also began shouting "Irons" defiantly before police arrived to disperse the attackers.

It is believed the ultras have been scouring Frankfurt in search of West Ham supporters and chose to attack fans gathering at Waxy's as they were small in number.

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Hundreds of English fans had gathered at Riley's bar nearby but were avoided by the ultras.

Fortunately, there have been no reports of injury – unlike in Tuesday's attack when a Chelmsford man was rushed to hospital with a suspected broken nose and cracked teeth.

Another sustained a gashed lip after the attack, which occurred at the Fox and Hounds pub in the city centre.

It follows attacks on West Ham fans by Frankfurt thugs in Seville earlier this year when both sets of supporters were in the Spanish city for Europa League Round of 16 ties.

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Spanish police managed to prevent a serious outbreak of violence and used rubber bullets to de-escalate the situation.

It is thought there are around 2,600 West Ham fans in Frankfurt for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final.

Hundreds of fans also gathered in a city square where they unveiled flags and banners – and one supporter was detained by German police.

David Moyes' side must win after losing the first leg at the London Stadium 2-1 last week.

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