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Eintracht Frankfurt fans used Nikola Vlasic to infiltrate the London Stadium

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Eintracht Frankfurt fans used Nikola Vlasic to infiltrate the London Stadium

Eintracht Frankfurt fans used Nikola Vlasic shirts to infiltrate the London Stadium for the clash with West Ham last night.

BILD have lifted the lid on the how 200 odd Frankfurt fans got inside the Hammers end of the London Stadium last night.

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The Bundesliga side were handed a 3,000 allocation for the Europa League semi-final clash.

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That’s 5% of the London Stadium capacity and directly in line with UEFA regulations.

Officials from Eintracht Frankfurt were continually making noise about how unfair that allocation was leading up to the game, however. It was a quite frankly ridiculous rhetoric from the German club. Some might say it was a dangerous stance to take.

And Frankfurt had plenty more fans inside the ground last night in the end.

Eintracht Frankfurt fans used Nikola Vlasic shirts to infiltrate the London Stadium

BILD interviewed numerous Frankfurt fans who ended up inside the home end at the London Stadium last night.

A group of fans from a region called Schwanheim near Frankfurt allegedly obtained tickets through third-party connections with Vlasic (BILD).

And one fan told the German newspaper how the travelling Frankfurt contingent purchased West Ham shirts with Nikola Vlasic’s name printed on the back:

Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

“We paid around 65 pounds (about 77 euros) per person. We had our Croatian national player Vlasic flocked onto the jersey. That even fits then.”

Whatever the reason behind the Frankfurt fans getting inside the home end…it’s just not acceptable.

Something should have been done to prevent any home tickets being sold on to the German fans. They were cheeky in coming in under the guise of West Ham fans but surely there was a way of preventing this.

Hopefully this is something that is kept in check in the future.

BILD make it clear that it wasn’t done through Vlasic directly and suggest it was more people connected to him than the player himself.

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