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West Ham fans will all be supporting Rangers against disgraceful Frankfurt in Europa League final

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West Ham fans will all be supporting Rangers against disgraceful Frankfurt in Europa League final

West Ham fans will all be supporting Rangers against disgraceful Eintracht Frankfurt in Europa League final.

The Hammers were beaten 3-1 on aggregate by the Germans in a game ruined by the sending off of Aaron Cresswell in the first half.

Cresswell was deservedly sent off for a stupid challenge when last man. But Kurt Zouma was just as culpable, needlessly pushing up the pitch leaving Cresswell exposed.

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David Moyes was sent off in the second half and a host of players were booked. But it was West Ham’s lack of options and lack of quality up front that cost them dear, carving out more than enough chances, even with 10 men, to get a result.

All West Ham fans heard in the build up to the game was how great the Frankfurt fans are.

BT Sport even did an entire segment on their supporters while the commentary team seemed unable to talk about anything else for long spells during the match.

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The coverage conveniently glossed over the fact West Ham fans have been ambushed and attacked by Frankfurt ultras in the build up to the game – as they were when the two clubs were in Spain to face Sevilla and Real Betis respectively earlier in the competition.

The home fans let off flares, pyrotechnics and even dismantled rows of seats in their own ground mid-game.

They unfurled banners mocking West Ham and rained cups and objects down on West Ham’s players when they went to take corners.

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West Ham fans will all be supporting Rangers against disgraceful Frankfurt in Europa League final

Then came a disgraceful pitch invasion at the end which seemed orchestrated.

And the Frankfurt fans showed a complete lack of class as they ran over to the West Ham supporters to goad them.

In the other semi-final, Rangers did themselves proud coming from behind to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 on aggregate.

The Gers have been sensational throughout the competition, particularly at Ibrox.

And once again Rangers produced the goods when it mattered with goals from James Tavernier, Glen Kamara and John Lundstram seeing them through.

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Hammers manager Moyes may be a Celtic man.

But surely he and every other Hammer will be getting behind Rangers after what they witnessed in German.

For all the hype about Frankfurt’s fans, a large section of them showed a complete lack of class.

And those supporters don’t deserve success in the final.

Let’s hope Rangers can give them a rude awakening.

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