Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed that West Ham fans went too far with abuse directed at both himself and Frank Lampard in the Blues win at Upton Park on the weekend.
Both former Hammers youth stars, Terry and Lampard left the club to join Chelsea and it has always left a scar on West Ham fans.
"Walking home with three points and them walking home with nothing, you can't buy that and they can't buy that," Terry said.
"As a player coming here, knowing you are going to get stick, I swear me and Lamps are so fired up before the game and determined.
"When you get that stick you just want to prove them wrong and shut them up. I think we did that.
"When we scored, I went running over to Lamps and gave them a bit back. There's nothing wrong with that.
"The referee had a quiet word with me and said, 'Don't wind them up'. But if they can give they can take it, and if I can take it I can give it. That's the way it's got to be.
"They have to expect a bit back. When they do get a bit back they all get the hump a little bit. But that is football. I'll take it the rest of my career and I'll certainly give a bit back in my career."