West Ham ban fan for heckling West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore over death of son

The fan made comments about the death of the player's infant son.
The fan made comments about the death of the player's infant son. Photo credit: Getty Images

West Ham have issued an 'indefinite ban' to the supporter who heckled West Brom's Jake Livermore during their Premier League match on January 3 (NZ time).

Livermore climbed into the stands after being substituted to confront a fan who was reportedly heckling the midfielder over the death of his infant son, Jake Junior, in 2014. He had to be escorted down the tunnel following the incident.

In a statement, the Hammers said the man "violated a number of ground regulations" during their 2-1 win against the Baggies at London Stadium.

"After a full investigation conducted by the club, which included statements from supporters in close proximity of the incident and evidence from Jake Livermore and West Bromwich Albion officials, the individual was found to have violated a number of London Stadium ground regulations and will be unable to attend home or away matches with immediate effect," the statement said.

"Inciting or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated at London Stadium."

Meanwhile, the Football Association confirmed it wouldn't take any action against Livermore. He was told not to repeat his actions, with safety in mind, and to allow such matters to be dealt with by security personnel. 


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