West Ham fan gets battering from bench amid jubilant celebrations
West Ham fan gets a hammering: Hilarious moment shirtless football supporter is struck by a bench after jubilant celebration
- Twitter users likened the incident to a scene from Tom & Jerry
A West Ham fan will be waking up with a sore head after celebrating the club’s victory over AZ Alkmaar – but not because of heavy drinking.
David Moyes’ side beat the Dutch club 3-1 on aggregate in last night’s tie, giving Hammers supporters the chance to watch their team play in their first European final for 47 years.
Hammers supporters were in high spirits during and after the game, with one jubilant fan filmed waving his shirt around following Pablo Fornals’ superb solo strike – which confirmed West Ham’s spot at Prague.
But as his friends watched on, the supporter stepped down from the stage before placing all his weight on the end of a large bench, which leapt up from its position and smashed him in the face.
Witnesses could be forgiven for believing they were watching a cartoon, with one social media user comparing it to a scene from Tom & Jerry.
The fan may be waking up with a sore head for a couple of reasons after stepping onto the bench before it shoots up and whacks him in the face
One user on Twitter referred to the incident as ‘comedy gold’
Users on Twitter reacted hysterically to the footage, with one referring to the incident as ‘comedy gold’.
Another wrote: ‘Classic slapstick in real life, absolutely brilliant’
Meanwhile, the celebrations in Holland were marred by violent scenes at the end of the game which saw a number of AZ Alkmaar supporters start attacking a section of stand where West Ham players’ friends and family were sitting.
Members of security managed to separate the Alkmaar supporters – clad in all black to avoid being identified – from the West Ham fans who had travelled to support their team.
West Ham’s last appearance in a European final was in the 1975-76 Cup Winners’ Cup, where they lost 4-2 to Belgian side Anderlecht.
They came close to bucking that trend last season, losing to the eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi final.
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