WEST HAM fans clashed with Eintracht Frankfurt ultras in violent scenes in Seville.
Hammers faithful were targeted by thugs wielding bottles and wooden sticks in the city center on Wednesday night.
Both groups of traveling supporters are in Seville for their respective teams’ Europa League matches.
Frankfurt beat Real Betis in their first leg yesterday before Sevilla host West Ham tonight.
But many Londoners traveled to southern Spain on Wednesday to extend the trip.
UEFA brought the Betis-Frankfurt match forward to avoid having two matches on the same night in the city.
However, that apparently didn’t stop the crowd issues.
Video footage reportedly shows hooligans supporting the Bundesliga side forming a large group and coordinating a choreographed attack on Hammers fans.
Another video shows thrown chairs and tables and broken glass with people heard shouting “Come on West Ham”.
It’s unclear what sparked the furious animosity in the street outside O’Neill’s Irish bar.
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The Spanish police arrived at the scene of the nasty fight.
As The Telegraph reports, they fired rubber bullets in an attempt to defuse the anger and dread situation.
But O’Neill bar owner Michael Melia hailed the East Enders for their exemplary behavior.
He said: “They were fantastic without any problems. All they did was defend themselves.
“It was the German fans who attacked them, the English were just here singing, having a drink, having fun.
“They’ve been fantastic. I hope they come back today and spend a lot more money.”
English football fans have already encountered the full force of the authoritarian Spanish police with Leicester visiting Sevilla and Madrid on their Champions League adventures in 2017.
Elsewhere, Manchester City and Chelsea fans clashed with Porto authorities in the Champions League final after bars closed.
Manchester United and Liverpool fans have reportedly been targeted by ultras Atalanta and AC Milan respectively during their Champions League trips this season.
West Ham’s game against Sevilla kicks off at 5.45pm tonight.