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When sports fans come under attack

By Jimmy Leach

It's been reported that West Ham and England striker Carlton Cole was involved in an altercation with a fan following the Hammer's demoralising defeat to Wolves.

Police and stewards reportedly became involved while Benni McCarthy saw his strike partner dragged away by his team-mates.

"I thought Coley knew the guy at first as they were speaking normally," said the South African.

"Eventually I saw some other players go back out and drag him inside.

"Maybe what went on today got to him and he reacted the wrong way."

These are a few of the more notable moments when the fans found themselves in the firing line.

>> Click on the image to launch our guide.

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