As Upton Park prepared to host its last ever competitive match, all focus should have been on West Ham and the occassion.

Unfortunately, all the attention was on Green Street, the main road outside the stadium, where Hammers fans attacked Manchester United’s team bus.

The attack was so prolonged and brutal that the game’s kick-off was delayed by 45 minutes and the United team had to travel home on another coach.

Fans threw bottles and bricks in the attack that smashed windows of the coach whilst the Manchester United first team were on board.


Police were in full force but only a handful of arrests were made as thousands poured onto the streets.

The evening was supposed to be a celebrated send-off as West Ham will play their home games in the Olympic Stadium from next season.


Luckily the West Ham players won the match 3-2 to save the evening from being a total shambles.

The Football Association announced they will be investigating the events, with the club saying they will give lifetime bans to anyone found guilty after the investigations.