West Ham face prospect of FOUR games behind closed doors

West Ham United will fight all the way the threat of playing FOUR games behind closed doors following the Carling Cup riot against Millwall.

West Ham United will fight all the way the threat of playing FOUR games behind closed doors following the Carling Cup riot against Millwall.

The Hammers have been hit with a damning rap sheet by the FA for the appalling violence which overshadowed last month's clash.

Now they fear they could be hit with a one-match Upton Park closure for EACH of the four charges brought against them.

Angry FA chiefs are determined to send out the strongest possible message that a return to the dark days of soccer hooliganism will not be tolerated.

An FA insider told The Sun: "Games behind closed doors will make the fans see the severity of their actions - a fine would not have that effect."

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