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Hammers Taunt Boro Fans with Strange Dance

Don’t ask me why, but there was a scene during the West Ham against Middlesbrough match this past weekend that I can’t get out of my head.

It wasn’t an on-the-pitch incident, despite the entertaining football that West Ham showed and Tucay’s continuous attempts for Middlesbrough.

Instead it was after Tucay missed a glorious chance to score for a goal for Boro and the ball skimmed past the far post. Then, the camera showed a scene from the crowd where there was a small group of West Ham fans taunting the Boro fans. It seemed more like a bit of choreography than a spontaneous act.

What was burned in my retina was the sight of one overweight Hammers fan dressed in black with his arms folded across his chest, leaning back and doing some sort of strange shimmy in a devilish manner while three to four of his mates behind him did a choreographed routine with their hands slicing the air in front of them as if they were cutting blades of grass.

Was I imagining this or did anyone else see it?


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