FOUR males have been arrested after a flare was thrown onto the pitch of a West Ham V Kidderminster Harriers FA Cup match.
The lads – aged of their 20s and 30s and from Birmingham, Hampshire and Kidderminster – had been arrested on suspicion of possessing and setting off a flare through the recreation at Aggborough.
Talking after West Ham’s nail-biting 2-1 win in extra-time, senior West Mercia copper Gareth Morgan stated a small variety of residence followers had triggered hassle.
“Because of the membership’s stewards we had been capable of detain the 4 males earlier than anybody was injured by their careless actions,” he stated.
The officer thanked nearly all of followers who behaved respectfully in direction of one another.
He added: “We labored intently with the membership within the build-up to the sport, and elevated our presence across the city to make sure followers and the general public had been saved protected throughout this thrilling and historic match.
“I want to thank everybody concerned for his or her co-operation.”
The Hammers had been two minutes away from changing into the primary workforce to be knocked out of the FA Cup by a sixth-tier opposition in 151 years.
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Alex Penny gave the Nationwide League North aspect the lead in opposition to the Premier League workforce after simply 19 minutes.
And so they held onto all of it the way in which till – regardless of the dishonest makes an attempt of Yarmolenko – till the 91st-minute.
Declan Rice introduced the workforce again from the brink with a shocking stoppage time equaliser whereas Jarrod Bowen tapped residence a aim within the 121st minute – sealing West Ham’s spot within the FA Cup’s fifth spherical.
In the meantime, West Ham star Andriy Yarmolenko was slammed after his ‘pathetic’ dive in opposition to Kidderminster.
Yarmolenko was responsible of one of many worst dives of the marketing campaign as West Ham struggled to search out an equaliser earlier than half time.
Because the whistle for the break approached, the Ukrainian star was performed via on aim however threw himself to the ground with out being touched fairly than attempt to go for aim.
BBC co-commentator Dion Dublin was the primary to slam the Hammers attacker’s makes an attempt to con the ref.
He stated: “That’s embarrassing, that’s completely embarrassing from Yarmolenko.
“No contact in any way. What are you doing?
“I’d be embarrassed if I watched my doing doing that… embarrassed.”
Loads of others joined in on Twitter, labelling it ‘pathetic’ and Yarmolenko a ‘cheat’ for his antics.
One tweeted: “FFS Yarmolenko that’s the worst dive I’ve ever seen.”
One other wrote: “Andriy Yarmolenko with an early contender for the 2022 Fallon D’Flooring.”
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