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Indefinite ban overturned

Filed: Saturday, 14th April 2018
By: Staff Writer

A longstanding KUMB member has had a stadium ban overturned after it was proven that he was the victim of a case of mistaken identity.

Robert Runciman was both surprised and deeply disappointed to receive a letter from West Ham United informing his that he had been witnessed on CCTV breaking ground regulations pertaining to "the throwing of any object within the London Stadium without lawful authority or excuse."

Additionally, he was informed that "you are banned from entering the stadium and from attending any West Ham Untied Fixture's [sic] or any West Ham event with immediate effect" - and told that the ban was indefinite.

However the club have since rescinded the ban after Runciman wrote to express his outrage at the decision - whilst admitting that the individual filmed throwing an object was somebody completely different.

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"Last Monday evening the club got in touch with me to inform that they had now watched my every move on CCTV from the Burnley home game and wished to offer me an apology as it was clear this had been a case of mistaken identity," Robert told KUMB.

"How they managed to come to their original decision didn't make sense, it absolutely baffles me and I find it very worrying that they are doing this to lots of other innocent fans. This is why I wanted it to be made public.

"My thanks go to the Football Supporters' Federation and the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association who were supportive, very calm and thoroughly professional. It is these people who have restored my faith in West Ham when I was about to walk away for good."

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