Defender John Terry was struck by a coin thrown by supporters during Chelsea’s weekend win over West Ham United at Stamford Bridge, says the
Skipper Terry was warming up at the side of the pitch having been named as a substitute for the 2-0 victory before several projectiles were thrown from the Hammers fans.
Blues teammate Frank Lampard was also targeted by the visiting hordes having scored Chelsea’s second goal in a result which lifted Rafael Benitez’s men to third in the Premier League.
Lampard said: “I wasn’t hit by anything. I went quite close to the West Ham fans but that was the natural curve of my run.”
The Metropolitan police has launched an investigation into the incident with the Football Association waiting for the referee’s report before taking further action.
It is hoped that CCTV footage from the match can be used to identify the perpetrators after police confirmed that no arrests were made during the match.
West Ham United released a statement which said: “Any individual found to have acted in an inappropriate way will have to face the consequences of their actions, including the possibility of a ban from attending future matches.”
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