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The great West Ham water cooler bottle mystery just how did giant container get into the crowd
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The great West Ham water cooler bottle mystery just how did giant container get into the crowd

West Ham United took on Rapid Wien in the Europa League with some feisty exchanges between the two sets of fans.

The Hammers won the game 2-0 at the London Stadium and are sitting pretty at the top of Group H with six points.

Missiles and objects were thrown between the West Ham and Rapid Wien supporters throughout the game after Declan Rice had given David Moyes’s side the lead.

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And while crowd trouble should be condemned in any form, one object spotted being thrown between the two sets of fans has left many baffled.

In what will surely go down as one of the strangest objects seen on the terraces at a football match – let alone being used as a missile – a huge water cooler bottle was seen being lobbed between the neighbouring home and away sections.

The bottles are usually seen in the corner of offices or waiting rooms.

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But last night one was seen flying through the air at West Ham.

The biggest mystery is how did it get there?

Given how stringent the searches are before entering the ground and how strict stewards are when bringing items to your seat, it truly is baffling.

Some West Ham fans quipped that you can’t have a bottle lid at your seat yet someone managed to get one of the massive 20 litre containers in.

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The likes of The Sun have reported on the crowd trouble, highlighting the use of the water cooler bottle as a missile.

Some reports have suggested West Ham will face sanctions from UEFA as a result of the trouble.

But the worst the Hammers should expect is a £17,000 fine after UEFA set a precedent with Leicester last month.

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Here are some reactions from football fans on Twitter.

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