West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has shown his displeasure over fan behavior in the club’s English Football League (EFL) Cup tie against Chelsea at the London stadium. The 48-year-old Croatian has termed the incident as “unacceptable”.
“Whatever happened, we are totally against it, as a club. For those kind of things to happen, especially in England, is unacceptable.” Bilic said, as reported by BBC.
The former Besiktas manager also mentioned that the main discussion of the night should be about the game instead of the crowd violence. Indicating that the second question of the post-match press conference being on the crowd incident, the man from Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia mentioned that it’s “unfair”.
“This game deserves to be talked about a little bit more. It was a London derby, there were great goals – three-quarters of this [press conference] should be about the game. For the second question to be about this – it is unfair.” Bilic added, according to The Guardian.
West Ham United have officially declared that they will identify the supporters responsible in the incident and will ban them for life from attending matches at the London stadium. The Hammer’s opponents of the match, Chelsea has also indicated of doing the same. A spokesperson of The Blues has condemned such fan behavior.
Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager has also shared similar opinions with Bilic. The 47-year-old Italian stated that the atmosphere of the night at the London stadium was not right for football. The general atmosphere at the stadiums in England is good and that should be applicable at all places.
“We are used to seeing that in England and it’s right to have this habit. This country is fantastic in this aspect. I am sorry about this situation.” The former Juventus manager said.
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