Olympic Stadium neighbours issue warning letter to West Ham fans
By Alex Taylor
West Ham fans have received a warning letter from Olympic Stadium neighbours, The CRATE Brewery.
The letter was handed out to supporters in the build up to West Ham’s home match against Accrington Stanley on Wednesday and outlines the Brewery’s expected behaviour of visiting fans.
The correspondence details that no Hammers merchandise may been worn on the premises after matches and prevents fans from chanting songs of support for their club.
— Emily Pulham (@makingthemarrow) September 21, 2016
The letter goes on to say that any supporter that falls foul of their rulings will be ejected from the Brewery.
West Ham made the switch from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium this summer after winning the rights for the ground.
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The claret and blue outfit occupied their previous east London home for 112 years before making the move to Stratford.
The summer switch to the 60,000 capacity Olympic venue has been tainted by fan violence at recent matches.
Issues reached peak levels during the club’s 4-2 loss to Watford on Saturday 10th September as poor stewarding and fan fighting led to pandemonium in the crowd.
The ground, which is costing the club just £2.5million a year to rent, has already played host to a number of European and domestic fixtures for Slaven Bilic’s side.
Bilic has come under intense pressure since the move as West Ham have lost last four of their games in all competitions, in which they have conceded 12 goals.
A late Dimitri Payet winner against Accrington Stanley prevented West Ham’s wait for a win extending beyond five games.