Friday 07 Jan
Updated Friday 07 Jan 16:43

An important message to West Ham United supporters

Fans celebrate at London Stadium


An important message to West Ham United supporters

This weekend marks the return of the Emirates FA Cup, a competition West Ham United has a rich history in as three-time winners.

Your support has been outstanding throughout our excellent run of form in Europe and the Premier League this season, with some memorable games already experienced at the London Stadium this season. Everyone at the Club would like to thank our supporters for your continued and exceptional backing. 

Our game against Leeds United is another opportunity to show the positive, passionate support that make our proud fans famous around the world. 

Every supporter who attends a match at the London Stadium is an ambassador for West Ham United, and it is paramount that their behaviour reflects the values and standards that we uphold as a Club.

West Ham United is a Football Club that is inclusive to all, irrespective of age, race, disability, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Every supporter within our diverse fanbase should be free to enjoy watching our team feeling safe, and without fear of suffering discrimination or abuse.

Together, we will continue to demonstrate that there is no place in football for abuse, discrimination or bigotry of any form. We remain committed to ensuring that everybody visiting the London Stadium feels safe, respected and included.

The FA Cup is a special competition, providing an opportunity for players and teams to create unforgettable memories. Let’s ensure that the football is what people are talking about in the days following our game against Leeds. 

If you do witness or hear any behaviour that you consider to be unacceptable against Leeds this Sunday, please speak to the nearest steward, supporter liaison officer, or police offer. You can also report any unacceptable behaviour by texting 07860 404069. All messages are received directly to the Control Room and will be treated in the strictest of confidence. It is important that you report anything of an unacceptable nature to the relevant authorities as soon as possible to ensure it is investigated fully.

The game versus Leeds will be made even more special by the fact that our FA Cup third round opponents will have 8,500 of their own fans supporting them in the London Stadium. Due to the superb support excepted at the game, we have made to make a few changes which will affect how some supporters arrive and depart the London Stadium, which you can find full details of by clicking here.

Everyone at West Ham United is looking forward to the second half of this thrilling season, and the Claret and Blue Army showing the world what being a football fan is all about – supporting with pride, passion and respect.

Come on you Irons!


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