West Ham have complained to UEFA about ill-advised comments coming out of the Eintracht Frankfurt camp ahead of tonight’s Europa League clash.
The Hammers play host to the Bundesliga side at the London Stadium tonight for the huge UEFA Europa League semi-final first-leg tie.
The game is expected to be a wonderful spectacle but there are concerns that off-field trouble could mar the occasion for both teams.
The Bundesliga outfit have been handed a 3,000 allocation for the first-leg at the London Stadium next week.
There have been rumours that Eintracht Frankfurt fans are attempting to purchase tickets in the home end, however.
West Ham have responded by sharing their zero tolerance policy regarding any Frankfurt fans who attempt to buy tickets in the home end.
The German fans will be immediately ejected from their seats, should they encroach into any area of the stadium that isn’t allocated to them.
First of all, the German media responded, with Bild suggesting that the Hammers were ‘threatening’ the Frankfurt fans, as covered right here on Hammers News.
Then, Eintracht Frankfurt Sporting Director Markus Krösche weighed into the situation suggesting that fans without tickets should head over to London, again covered here on Hammers News.
And finally, Hammers News covered Eintracht Frankfurt president Peter Fischer accusing West Ham of threatening behaviour as well.
West Ham make complaint to UEFA ahead of Europa League tie
Club insiders Claret and Hugh reckon that the Hammers have lodged a complaint to UEFA about Frankfurt’s president’s unhelpful comments.
The club has also allegedly urged UEFA to make it clear that Frankfurt fans without tickets should not travel to London.
Fans without tickets traveling to London from Germany will happen of course. And it will be the same when we play them in Frankfurt next week.
Let’s just hope that there is minimal trouble off the pitch and the news is made on it.
West Ham making a compliant to UEFA proves just how troublesome the rhetoric coming out of Frankfurt has been over the past couple of weeks.
And hopefully the comments from numerous Eintracht Frankfurt officials haven’t fanned the flames ahead of what could be a really combustable atmosphere at the London Stadium tonight.