“Demba, can you get me a couple of sandwiches and bring them back out to me?”
Police were called to reports of trouble involving West Ham players and supporters at a top London hotel.
The club, which was relegated from the Premier League on Sunday, held its end of season dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.
Trouble is thought to have broken out at Monday evening’s £275-a-head event when a player refused to sign an autograph for a supporter.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said no arrests were made.
He said: “We were called at 2115 BST to reports of a disturbance at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.
“Officers attended. There were no offences alleged and no arrests.” (BBC Sport)
Some reports suggested that the entire fracas was sparked by Demba Ba’s refusal to sign an autograph for a fan on the grounds that he was ‘too tired’, which is the mother of all poor excuses, unless of course the pen he was asked to use weighed half a ton, it surely isn’t too strenuous to scrawl your name on a piece of paper.
One may also question the wisdom in having an end of season dinner given the Hammers were so poor this season. Wonder if Avram was invited?