What will make West Ham supporters want to attack Manchester United team bus prior to a game will be difficult to comprehend.
How about a West Ham fan wanting to headbutt United’s team bus?
Could it be that because Tuesday, May, 10 encounter was the last ever game to be played at the Hammers’ Boleyn Ground at the Upton Park?
Well of course, the above scenarios coupled with the emotions that ran through supporters who were scheduled to vacate a 112 years grounds and a battle for a place in the EPL top-four probably resulted in the attack.
Manchester United’s arrival for the historic encounter delayed for 45 minutes after supporters of the home fans had pelted the Reds’ bus with cans and missiles.
Manchester led West Ham with four points at 4 place ahead of the 5 placed Hammers and nothing short of a win for the home team was going to be pleasant for their fans.
Meanwhile, one supporter has handed himself in to an east London police station on Friday and was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
He was bailed to be arraigned in mid-August, pending further inquiries.
Four police officers and a member of the public were injured in the smoke bomb and cans attack with Manchester’s luxury Astromega coach's external windows smashed by flying bottles.
West Ham will play at the Olympic stadium next season in the EPL.