A spokesperson for Newham Council has confirmed that West Ham United have been served with an EVICTION WARNING after ugly scenes of crowd trouble erupted shortly after today’s 4-2 home defeat to Championship-level Watford. 

A statement read: ‘We are incredibly disappointed with the disgraceful fighting that took place amongst supporters shortly after the final whistle – both inside of outside of the ground.’

‘Newham Council takes a very dim view of any anti-social and violent behaviour in its council properties. All council tenants must abide by a strict code of conduct at all times, and a number of their neighbours have complained about fighting, swearing and Dick Van Dyke Mary Poppins-style chimney sweep dancing over the last few hours – this will not be tolerated.’

‘We understand that some fans may have let their sense of entitlement affect their judgement as a result of getting a world-class multi-gajillion pound stadium for £5 a week and a bag of pork scratchings, but at the same time we feel that a final warning is appropriate.’

‘Any further incidents of crowd trouble will trigger the Newham Council Problem Tenant Relocation Pathway. This would involve moving them to Basildon or Hartlepool or something.’

Season-ticket holder Barry Bindip told Southend News Network that it was Watford fans what did started it.

He added: ‘I was just finishing a jellied eel pasty when all of a sudden I noticed some Watford Ultras on our manna – they was all tooled up and I said to Barry and Barry that it was all going to get a bit tasty.’

‘Luckily Bongo Bob bought a couple of knuckledusters from the club shop and we went and proper did some nuts in.’