West Ham Fan Died Gent: 57-year-old dies after being hit by train in Belgium

Tributes are pouring in following the news that a West Ham fan, 57, died after watching David Moyes’s side draw 1-1 in the Europa Conference League away to Belgian side Gent. Read further to know more. A West Ham fan visiting Belgium for the team’s Europa Conference League match against Gent has died after being hit by a train in what officials described as an “unfortunate accident”. The Emergency services raced to the scene and transported the victim to a hospital in the city. Sadly, though, the 57-year-old was later pronounced dead by doctors. The prosecutor’s office in East Flanders described the fan’s-death as an ‘unfortunate accident’. Train services in the area were disrupted for hours before returning to normal around 3 am on Friday.

West Ham Fan Died Gent

West Ham Fan Died Gent

West Ham saw their 100 percent record in the competition ended by Gent, with David Moyes admitting that the result was better than his side’s performance. Danny Ings put the Hammers ahead against the run of play just before half-time with the first European goal of his career. But Gent, who currently sit fourth in the Belgian first division, deservedly leveled the scoreline in the second half through Hugo Cuypers. And Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side could have taken a lead to the London Stadium for next week’s second leg when Nigerian striker Gift Orban rattled the crossbar with a kick. Former West Ham midfielder Joe Cole was scathing of the display, and said on BT Sport, “We’re lucky it’s still in our hands. There was not enough intensity in the play. For a lot of these players, this is as close as they will ever come to winning a European trophy

West Ham Fan Died Gent

Moyes insisted that the Hammers had not taken their unfancied opponents lightly, despite making six changes to his starting line-up with one eye on the Premier League relegation battle and a visit from leaders Arsenal on Sunday. “Overall it was a really tough game, very physical, Gent was very strong and made it very difficult for us,” the Hammers boss continued post-match. Gent’s fans will now prepare for a trip to London when the two teams meet for the Conference League quarter-final second leg the next week. The tie is level at 1-1 with all to play for a spot in the semi-final.

West Ham Fan Died Gent

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