West Ham have identified the supporter who was confronted by West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore, who allegedly taunted him over the death of his baby son at the London Stadium.
Livermore ended up noticeably entangled in a furious fight after being substituted in the second half and went into the stands in encounter before he was driven away to the changing area by and member from the West Brom staff.
Albion manager Alan Pardew asserted the England midfielder had been provoked and coach John Carver denounced with the stewards charged of securing the players on the seat before every thing became calm.
Livermore and his girlfriend Danielle Del-Giudice lost their infant child, Jake Junior, days after the FA Cup last in 2014.
A year on the midfielder tested positive for cocaine, yet was not banned by the Football Association, who considered the one of a kind subtle elements behind his circumstance.
‘The main thing I know is I’ve see Jake in the crowd, which disturbed me,’ said Pardew. ‘Clearly you would prefer not to see a player in the crowd.
‘It is extremely unlikely he’s going in the crowd, since I know him, he’s an incredible chap, unless he was angry seriously.
‘That is all I know. I haven’t had an opportunity to speak with Jake. I’ll address Jake and we’ll go from that point.’
Livermore had been a late inclusion into the Albion team, promoted from the substitutes when Matt Phillips hurt his hamstring in the warm-up.
He was replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu after 65 minutes and the incident occurred when he took his seat on the bench.
West Ham manager David Moyes said he had not seen what happened and did not wish to comment.
The club acted quickly to eject the fan, who was spoken to by stadium staff on Tuesday evening.