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Filed: Monday, 28th September 2009
By: Staff Writer


The FA have charged West Ham United on four counts of failing to control supporters during the recent Carling Cup match with Millwall.

The charges, confirmed this morning, following disturbances outside the ground during the tie in August.

The charges levelled are as follows:

1. Failure to ensure their supporters refrained from violent, threatening, obscene and provocative behaviour.

2. Failure to ensure their supporters refrained from racist behaviour.

3. Failure to ensure their supporters didnít throw missiles, harmful or dangerous objects onto the pitch.

4. Failure to ensure their supporters didnít enter the field of play.

Meanwhile League One Millwall, who have sought to point the finger of blame at West Ham at every opportunity since the game have also been charged on three counts, namely:

1. Failure to ensure their supporters refrained from violent, threatening, obscene and provocative behaviour.

2. Failure to ensure their supporters refrained from racist behaviour.

3.Failure to ensure their supporters didnít throw missiles, harmful or dangerous objects onto the pitch.

Both clubs now have 14 days to respond to the charges.

Similar incidents - such as the violent outbursts that followed the recent Aston Villa v Birmingham derby and the pitch invasion by Manchester United fans at Old Trafford in the recent Manchester derby - have thus far gone unpunished.





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by Tc
07:31AM 29th Sep 2009
''And so the FA campaign against our club continues...''

by moorethemerrier
02:52PM 28th Sep 2009
''Arsenal fans throw a mini riot and hospitalise a steward at Eastlands recently meaning they will be punished right? ....No, wrong. Funny that.''

by JohnE
10:53AM 28th Sep 2009
''As you say..... the FA are looking to make an example AGAIN and it happens to be us on the receiving end ... AGAIN!

I hope they take into account our normal good behaviour.

1. Failure to ensure their supporters refrained from violent, threatening, obscene and provocative behaviour. - Haven't seen enough of the highlights and wasn't there!

2. Failure to ensure their supporters refrained from racist behaviour. - Poor if we did do it, even if it was in some twisted notion of self-defence at milwalls abuse of CC.

3. Failure to ensure their supporters didnít throw missiles, harmful or dangerous objects onto the pitch. Again, havent seen enough, though a friend who was there said that as far as he saw this only happened after milwall started ripping up the seats to throw at the chicked run.

4. Failure to ensure their supporters didnít enter the field of play. Stuffed on that one - well done, idiots!

Now, if we are forced to play a game behind closed doors and/or kicked out of next seasons cup, we can all blame GZ's lack of money for the transfer market on the idiots who behaved badly. Each game lost will cost the club at least £500,000...''

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