West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has branded the attack on Manchester United’s bus “moronic” and vowed to ban those responsible.
A section of Hammers supporters attacked the coach as it approached the ground before West Ham’s 3-2 win on Tuesday evening, the last game to be played at Upton Park.
Bottles appeared to be thrown in the direction of the vehicle while objects were also thrown at United goalkeeper David de Gea during the match and a fan invaded the pitch to confront the Spaniard.
Brady condemned the actions outside the ground, which marred a thrilling finale to the Hammers’ 112-year stay at the Boleyn Ground, and promised to take action.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “The volume of people – most of whom did not have tickets and were just there to be part of the historic night – meant that the two team buses were held up getting into the ground.
“Manchester United were stuck just around the corner on Barking Road for nearly an hour as they crawled along inch-by-inch.
“It was sadly during that time that a small handful of people decided to throw objects at the bus, causing some of the tinting shield in the windows to break off. It was a moronic thing to do and as a club we utterly condemn their behaviour.
“So let me be clear on this – they don’t deserve to be part of our exciting future and if they are identified we will ban them for life without hesitation.”