While traveling to a football game, West Ham supporters were startled to hear the loud boom of their party boat colliding with a bridge.
Fans of football crammed themselves onto the boat that was scheduled to transport them to yesterday’s Premier League match between West Ham and Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Yesterday at 3pm, West Ham was playing Fulham away, and some fans made the grandiose decision to go to the West London football venue to cheer on their side.
But when their boat crashed into Hammersmith Bridge while traveling from East to West London down the Thames, calamity struck.
Jumping on a boat to get to the match has been a tradition for some West Ham supporters.
And yesterday went according to plan until a huge crashing bang was heard by the party boat’s fans.
Before the big game, the boat and the football supporters came to a stop when it crashed into the bridge.
Happily, the football supporters were allowed to disembark off the boat and travel to the game in the end.
Greg Jackson, the creator of Octopus Energy, tweeted an update after seeing the disaster.
Saying that it would be difficult to get West Ham supporters to the game on time, he said: Hammersmith Bridge suffers yet another setback, but the chants are a little different. (I hope everything is okay; seems like minimal damage).
Additionally, he posted a video of followers singing “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” as a crowded boat navigates a river.
The singing stops and onlookers are forced to stop in order to witness the incident as the Emerald of London, a boat with a capacity of 140 people, crashes into the bridge.
Witnesses reported that nobody was harmed in the collision. With only fairly minor damage, the boat also made a relatively good escape.
The boat is seen turning around in the video, most likely in order to locate a secure place for the passengers to get off and find other transportation to Fulham’s home pitch for the match.
Fans on the boat let out a chorus of boos as a result.
Sadly, the West Ham supporters’ disappointment did not end there because they had to witness their team lose 5-0 to Fulham later on in the day.
With this significant victory, Fulham’s league deficit to West Ham is currently just three points.
Now in ninth place, West Ham is closely followed by Fulham in tenth.