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Jake Livermore was taunted about death of baby son by West Ham fan, confirm West Brom

West Brom's Jake Livermore confronted a West Ham fan who taunted him about the death of his infant son, the club have confirmed.


West Brom's Jake Livermore confronted a West Ham fan who taunted him about the death of his infant son, the club have confirmed.

"He acknowledges that he moved to confront one spectator who chose to make a comment about the death of his infant son," said a club statement.

"The club would like to think that all right-minded football supporters could understand this reaction which did not result in any physical exchanges before Jake was led away to our dressing room.

"Jake is an outstanding young individual who has the total support of everyone at the club and he has made it clear he considers this statement to be an end to an unhappy incident."

The statement also added that any further action will be in West Ham's remit, and that the FA have already requested any relevant observations on the incident.

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