Remark about dead son forced Jake Livermore to confront West Ham fan

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion’s Jake Livermore has shared with the officials at his club that a comment by a West Ham United fan on his little son, who died in 2014, triggered his altercation with the fan.The incident happened during West Ham’s 2-1 win over West Brom at the London Stadium on January 2.After being substituted by his manager, Livermore stormed into the crowd and appeared to be shoving a West Ham supporter.A day after the incident, as the investigations were launched, Livermore conceded taunts about his dead son led to his violent confrontation in the stands.Before any physical exchanges, Livermore was taken to the tunnel by West Brom’s assistant manager, John Carver and even the West Ham officials were quick to react.In April 2014, Livermore and his partner Danielle lost their son during birth. A depressed Livermore had even turned to cocaine amidst the sorrow. He even faced a two-year ban when he was tested positive for doping.West Ham, upon examining the available CCTV footage have identified the fan involved in the altercation and the fan may be banned if found guilty.According to reports, West Ham have been in touch with Livermore over the incident and believe his account and evidence will help them take an action.The English Football Association (FA) have not yet taken an action and both clubs were given time until Thursday to respond. West Brom have responded to FA with their observations of the incident and have also released a statement that supports Livermore’s claim.advertisementReports suggest that the FA make take a sympathetic view towards Livermore if his side of the story is proven to be true.last_img read more