Police have issued a warning to West Ham United supporters after a fan called 999 to report the team's poor performance

West Ham United policeGetty ImagesWest Ham United’s home stadium in Stratford.
  • Police have issued a warning to West Ham United fans after a supporter called 999 to report the team’s poor performance.
  • A police force in Essex said such calls are “a complete waste of time.”


West Ham United fans have been told to stop calling the police to report the team’s poor performance after a supporter phoned 999 for this exact reason.

West Ham has won just two games from its opening 12 matches of the Premier League season, and currently sits in 18th place.

Most recently, the Hammers lost 2-0 to Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday, consigning the team to the relegation zone.

One West Ham fan even rang the police to report the loss — something the Essex Police Force Control Room has urged supporters not to do.

“Ringing 999 because West Ham lost again and you aren’t sure what to do is not acceptable,” the police force tweeted. “It is a complete waste of time.”

It added: “This was a genuine call we received this evening. [We are] trying to raise awareness to the calls we have to deal with.

“They aren’t all football related, but we receive hundreds of 999 calls daily that dont warrant taking away an emergency line.”

West Ham is next in action against Leicester City at the London Stadium on Friday, November 24.

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