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ALKMAAR, Netherlands (Reuters) – Household and mates of West Ham United gamers, celebrating their success in Thursday’s Europa Convention League semi-final within the Netherlands, had been attacked by AZ Alkmaar supporters on the closing whistle, Dutch media reported.
AZ supporters broke by a fence and attacked the West Ham contingent seated in a reserved part on the AZ Stadium. A brawl ensued by which West Ham gamers, together with captain Declan Rice, tried to intervene, the Algemeen Dagblad (advert.nl) added.
Police and stewards had been shortly on the scene to stop additional confrontation and calm was restored 10 minutes later.
There was an analogous incident in London final week when AZ supporters, together with the household of coach Pascal Jansen, had been accosted by West Ham followers after they celebrated the purpose scored by the Dutch membership within the first half of the primary leg.
West Ham got here again to win final Thursday’s match 2-1 after which scored a final gasp winner within the second leg of the semi-final for a 3-1 mixture triumph.
(Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Johannesburg; modifying by Pritha Sarkar)