Watch: Rival fan knocked down by Met Police officer at West Ham’s London Stadium

A young Leeds United fan appeared to be knocked down by a police officer at the West Ham match at the weekend.

Football supporters have complained of heavy-handed policing by Met officers, after a video emerged showing an officer knocking a fan to the ground at the London Stadium.

The shocking incident occurred during Leeds’ game against West Ham United in the capital on Sunday.

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Footage, obtained by LondonWorld’s sister site the Yorkshire Evening Post, shows a young fan being removed from the stadium bowl and ushered towards the concourse by a Met officer.

The video then shows a second supporter running over, before he was knocked to the floor a police officer.

The fan appeared to hit the back of his head against a fence and was restrained by other officers as he attempted to regain his feet.

A concerned supporter shared a fuller clip, which shows the two Leeds fans eventually being reunited by a steward as officers remain in close attendance.

Fans in the away end who witnessed the incident reacted angrily and the footage has been condemned on social media.

One fan said: “It was absolutely outrageous.

“Don’t get me wrong a lot of fans were trying to get to the lower [section] but it was bang out of order.”

Scotland Yard has been contacted for comment.