West Ham United lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. It was a disappointing night for David Moyes’ side, and even more so because the match was held in London.

They’ll have to overturn the deficit in Germany, which could be a tough task for the Hammers, especially with everything that is at stake.

There was also disappointment for the club off the pitch last night, as two German commentators were attacked in the stands.

Bild reports Tim Brockmeier and Philipp Hofmeister were attacked from behind, and the whole thing played out on air.

After West Ham’s equaliser, Hofmeister said: “We’re being attacked here. They threw the headset down on my colleague Tim.”

Bild say they’ve been able to ‘confirm’ the following: ‘The followers from the row behind the two commentators hit them several times and also ripped off their headphones.’

Hofmeister added: “You constantly have the feeling that something could come from behind, a punch or something. My dreams of English football have been shattered.”

The pair were protected by security staff, before being moved elsewhere at half-time. The West Ham staff who assisted were described as ‘very helpful’ by Hofmeister and Brockmeier.