West Ham United welcomed London rivals Chelsea to the London Stadium on Saturday in what was a controversial game, not just on the pitch but also off it.
The Premier League match finished 1-1 but for one Chelsea fan, the taste of defeat came before the match.
The pre-match incident happened below when one Chelsea fan goaded a few of the West Ham supporters including one guy who decided enough was enough.
WARNING: The video below may cause some distress for viewers.
Stick the blue flag up your asssss hahahahaha #WhuChe #COYI pic.twitter.com/NFpylFUAVp— WESTGATE (@Harry_Westgate_) February 11, 2023
The Chelsea fan was spotted later on around the stadium in a wheelchair but unfortunately for him, he has now become the laughingstock of the internet.
Aftermath pic.twitter.com/IkjkYGTh2s— Luca vullo (@Lucavullo10) February 11, 2023
Ultimately, the West Ham United fan responsible for landing the significant blow got arrested not long after the incident, he was cuffed and escorted out of the stadium premises.
Only took 90 mins to be nicked 😐 pic.twitter.com/TvhUD6hJzo— H (@H_2023333) February 11, 2023
Because of this incident, a London artist decided to cash in on the opportunity.
eBay user canningtownlenstudio decided to paint a picture on a canvas of the action shot.
The painting went on for a couple of days and ended on 12th February at 18:10 GMT.
The winning bid totalled £7,100.00!
The description reads:
‘Chelsea Fan Gets Knocked Out’ is a painting depicting a young West Ham fan, lamping a Chelsea Fan at London Stadium on Saturday 11 February 2023.
This piece is acrylics on canvas, and is presented on a hand made saddled pine canvas board, measuring approximately 30cmx40cm
It comes signed by the artist with holographic security branding on the back of the painting.
You can view the listing here!
Whoever the buyer is, now has their hands on a piece of history! Let us know if you placed a bid!