New social media claims that the 57-year-old supporter killed by a train in Belgium after West Ham’s game against Gent was a Chelsea fan who watched the game in the Gent end and not a West Ham fan. Reports suggest he was a Chelsea season ticket holder, possibly living in Belgium.
These reports have yet to be confirmed, but both Gent and Chelsea fans have named the individual and posted photos online of him. The circumstances which led to his tragic death are yet to be confirmed by local authorities, who initially called the incident an accident.
Yesterday KAA Gent said, “We’re deeply saddened by the news of the passing of a West Ham fan after last night’s game due to a terrible accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
West Ham has yet to make any statement on the incident and are unlikely to do considering the allegations made online.