Rapid Vienna fans hit with ban after crowd trouble at West Ham clash in Europa League

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Rapid Vienna fans have been banned from attending their next away fixture in the Europa League after causing trouble at West Ham.

Visiting fans tried to storm the home end at the London Stadium following the opening goal in West Ham’s win over the Austrian side last month. A police officer was assaulted during the trouble and three fans were arrested.

Objects, including a large bottle from the top of a water cooler and a stool used by photographers, were thrown between the two sets of fans, for which both clubs have been punished.

Both West Ham and Rapid Vienna have been fined €60,000 (£50,000) by UEFA, which must be paid within 90 days.

Officials travelling with Rapid Vienna on the night in order to liaise between stadium staff and the supporters and prevent trouble were themselves ejected from the London Stadium after clashes with West Ham security staff.

There was also trouble after the final whistle when more objects were thrown between the two sets of fans inside the stadium.

Vienna will be banned from selling tickets to travelling fans for their next away game in the Europa League, when they face Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia on November 4, as a result, though West Ham have only been hit with the fine.

West Ham manager David Moyes called on fans not to get caught up in trouble and earn the club a poor reputation and the Hammers will be hoping for a far less eventful evening in the stands when they host Belgian side Genk at the London Stadium tonight.

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