AZ Alkmaar issues 43 stadium bans following West Ham attack

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After West Ham United supporters were attacked following their defeat in the Europa Conference League semifinals, AZ Alkmaar imposed 43 stadium bans.

Several Hammers players approached the group of AZ Alkmaar supporters who had targeted a location where their relatives and family members were present, but who were uninjured.

The Premier League team succeeded 3-1 overall after winning the second leg in the Netherlands by a score of 1-0. The Dutch club warned that further suspensions may come in the future. UEFA will now examine the incident reports before making a final decision.

The club announced: “In reaction to the disruptions last week, AZ has now imposed 43 stadium bans. It relates to fans who took part in the improper behaviour that occurred during the European semifinal in Alkmaar.”

“The possibility of more municipal stadium bans is not at all ruled out. The criminal investigation by the police is still going on. The appropriate authorities are debating the necessary precautions for Sunday’s Eredivisie match between AZ and PSV Eindhoven.”

West Ham will play Italian side Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final on June 7 in Prague, which would mark their first significant European final since 1976.

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