West Ham to Issue Lifetime Ban to Supporter Who Threw Coffee Cup at Watfords Troy Deeney

West Ham are set to issue a lifetime ban to a fan that threw a coffee cup at Troy Deeney during the club's 2-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday. 

Deeney fired home a first-half penalty to give the Hornets the lead before celebrating in front of the home fans, enraging one supporter enough to throw a coffee cup towards him. In response, West Ham have issued a statement which outlines their 'zero tolerance approach' to the situation.

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The club statement (via ​Evening Standard) informed the public the culprit had been identified and warned supporters that anyone involved in similar incidents will be reported to the police.

The statement read: "The Club is aware of the incident and will be working to identify the offender. 

"In line with our zero tolerance approach, anyone identified will have their details passed to the police and will face a lifetime ban from London Stadium. There is no place for this kind of behaviour at our stadium.”

An FA spokesperson also stated: "The referee Lee Mason has reported the incident and we will be looking into it."

West Ham United v Watford FC - Premier League

The incident is the latest in a number of crowd-related problems which have seen ​Raheem Sterling and ​Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang allegedly racially abused. On Wednesday, ​Dele Alli was struck by a water bottle during ​Tottenham's 2-0 win over Arsenal in the EFL Cup which further displays the hooliganism still evident in English football.

​West Ham have made their stance very clear over any crowd problems that may occur in the future, with lifetime bans set to be issued to anyone willing to throw missiles onto the pitch.

Source : 90min