The West Ham supporter who was seen fending off a mob of AZ Alkmaar ultra hooligans on Thursday night has been identified online as ‘Knollsy’. A friend of the fan has revealed that the life long Hammers supporter jumped into action as he was concerned about the well-being of the players’ families with video footage showing him take on a group of Dutch ultras to protect the VIP section.
Alongside three photos – one of Knollsy defending fans, another of his damaged attire and one of him smiling whilst making the trademark ‘Hammers’ symbol, @freddiebonfa tweeted: “Knollsy the legend. Stopped the home fans from getting to the players’ families. Give him a ticket for the final.
Friend of 6foot2, podcast host, filmmaker and artist Canning Town Len has take brush to canvass working all night on his latest work of art which he entitles simply ‘Knollsy’ which can be seem below.