European Conference League Football Final: ACF Fiorentina – West Ham United, June 7, 2023, Prague. Fiorentina captain Cristiano Biraghi is being treated after being hit in the head by a cup.
Prague – After the European Conference League final, the management of West Ham United condemned the behavior of some of its fans, who threw cups on the pitch during the match at Eden in Prague and caused Fiorentina captain Cristian Biraghi a bloody head injury . He promised to punish the guilty.
“Such behavior does not belong in football and in no way represents the values of our club and the vast majority of our supporters, who have behaved in an exemplary manner this week in Prague, as well as throughout our last two seasons in European cups,” the club said in a statement quoted by Reuters. .
“In line with our zero tolerance stance, we will pass information on anyone identified to the police and they will receive an indefinite ban. They will not be allowed to visit the London Stadium and travel with the club,” announced the recent Conference League winners , whose co-owner is the Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský.
Thanks to the 2:1 victory, West Ham won the first major European trophy in 58 years. Jarrod Bowen's goal from the 90th minute decided it.
The night after the match, celebrating United fans in the center of Prague clashed with the police, who tried to prevent them from setting off flares. Police arrested 16 Fiorentina supporters after attacking West Ham fans in a bar and injuring several of them before the match on Wednesday afternoon.