West Ham fan gets hammered: Hilarious moment shirtless football fan is hit by bench after jubilant celebration
- Twitter users compared the incident to a scene from Tom & Jerry
One particular West Ham fan will wake up with a headache after jubilant celebrations after the club beat Dutch side AZ Alkmaar to progress to the Europa Conference League final.
David Moyes’ side beat the Dutch club 3-1 on aggregate in last night’s draw, giving Hammers fans the chance to see their side play their first European final in 47 years.
Although he managed to avoid coming into conflict with the Dutch supporters in Alkmaar, the fan left with a self-inflicted bruise after stepping on a bench seat which exploded and comically punched him in the face.
The video shows the delighted shirtless supporter on a stage, waving his shirt around his head after Pablo Fornals’ stunning solo strike confirmed West Ham’s place in this year’s final in Prague.
Under the eyes of his friends, the supporter descended from the stage before placing all his weight on the end of a large bench, which leapt from his position and smashed him in the face.
The fan may wake up with a headache for several reasons after stepping onto the bench before it gets up and punches him in the face
One user on Twitter called the incident “comedy gold”
The watches could be forgiven for thinking they were watching a scene from the Tom & Jerry cartoon, as the fan timidly got up from the floor.
Twitter users reacted hysterically to the footage, with one calling the incident “comedy gold”.
Another wrote: “Classic slapstick in real life absolutely brilliant”
Meanwhile, the celebrations in Holland were marred by violent scenes at the end of the match which saw a number of AZ Alkmaar supporters begin to attack a section of the stand where the friends and family of the West Ham players.
Members of security managed to separate Alkmaar supporters – dressed in black to avoid identification – from West Ham supporters who had traveled to support their team.
West Ham’s last appearance in a European final was in the 1975-76 Cup Winners’ Cup, where they lost 4-2 to Belgian side Anderlecht.
They nearly reversed that trend last season, losing to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals.