The final game at the Boleyn Ground got off to a rocky start this evening as the Manchester United team bus was attacked on its way into the stadium.
As a result, the 19:45 kickoff time as pressed back until 8:30 and sections of the support have been condemned on social media.
Other Clubs in d premier league should start throwing stones and all the what not at Man united team bus b4 every game. #HowToBeatManUnited
— I LUV U DR ADADEVOH (@babylinnvictor1) May 10, 2016
So man United fans a do dat to dem team bus or???
— Forever 21 (@DennisManiac) May 10, 2016
Clearly, the events are no laughing matter and it is very lucky no further damage was done.
OLYMPIC STADIUM: Next season the government will also be providing beer bottles for West Ham fans to throw at away coaches #HandOuts
— CharltonLife.com (@CharltonLife) May 10, 2016
— Geoff Broad (@trefusis3) May 10, 2016
Still, users on Twitter have rather predictably found some rather amusing reactions to the hostile events outside Upton Park.
Be grand if the Premier League made West Ham play their next home game behind closed doors.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) May 10, 2016
The @fa should give the Olympic Stadium to Leyton Orient now…..
— Andy Margett (@baronmad79) May 10, 2016
Now the game is underway and there are no reports on any serious repercussions, we can at least look on some of the quips on social media in a relatively light hearted matter.
Ha the man united team bus got smashed up by the GSE
— Tommmm (@thetomfield) May 10, 2016
It's going to be the Man United fans attacking the team bus on the way out of Boleyn.
— Aditya (@aditkris) May 10, 2016
That’s not to justify the actions of some supporters in the slightest, though users have jabbed and jibed at both sides ahead of tonight’s emotional affair.
In a way West Ham fans throwing bottles at the team bus is symbolic of how badly Man United are bottling this game! #MUFC
— jonathan (@jonathanwdlloyd) May 10, 2016
So, here’s how Twitter saw bus gate this evening.
got to give it to the West Ham supporters, stopping the Man United team bus so that Upton Park survives 45 minutes longer #FarewellBoleyn
— Papi Champú (@calumtrail) May 10, 2016