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10th May 2016

Two West Ham fans saved a mum and her son after yobs smashed up the Manchester United team bus

Good on them

Ben Kenyon

West Ham fans have been slated for their behaviour ahead of their club’s clash with Manchester United.

Some Hammers supporters pelted United’s team bus with bottles as thousands gathered in the streets ahead of the last ever game at the historic Boleyn Ground.

United players were filmed inside taking cover has missiles smashed up the side of the coach.

Mounted police and Met officers with riot shields moved in as things got out of hand.

But amid the chaos there was a remarkable moment of humanity from two West Ham fans which was captured on camera by photographer Dan Kitwood.

As trouble raged behind them, the two chivalrous Hammers fans shielded a mum and her child and helped them escape the disorder.

Proof not all football fans are mindless yobs. We salute you gents…

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 10: A woman and a child are helped past West Ham fans as people become violent and start throwing bottles at police outside the Boleyn Ground on May 10, 2016 in London, England. Tonights Premier League match against Manchester United is West Ham United's last game at the Boleyn Ground, bringing to an end 112 years of the club's history at the ground. The club will move into the Olympic Stadium next season, making way for developers and plans for 800 new homes where the stadium now stands. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


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