West Ham fan ‘charged £435 for a Amstel’ at match and forced into overdraft

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A furious West Ham fan was plunged into his overdraft after he was mistakenly charged £435 for a pint of Amstel when watching the Hammers.

Gary Ollard, 37, had gone to have a pint at the London Stadium before the East Londoners' clash with Wolves on Saturday evening. But instead of the normal £6.60 price for a pint of Amstel was hiked due to an IT glitch that charged him for 66, according to The Sun.

The Hammers fan – who often goes to games with his girlfriend, Zoe Johnston – missed the first half of the clash due to the delay. And he wrote to the club to let them know his frustration over the affair.

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Gary said: "I’ve never been more frustrated. This error has forced me to go into my overdraft and incur late payment charges."

It was an IT glitch that caused Gary to be overcharged by such an amount ahead of the game. West Ham said it was out of their control as kiosks, where food and drink can be purchased, are run by third-party operator Delaware North.

However, Gary was able to watch his West Ham side claim their first Premier League win since August as they swept aside Wolves – causing Bruno Lage to lose his job.

West Ham's prices have already come under fire this season, and an image obtained by Daily Star Sport ahead of the Hammers' Premier League opener with Manchester City showed eye-watering prices. The London side were charging a staggering £7.70 for a pint.

Fans took Twitter to express their fury at the prices – and one fan labelled the prices as "disgusting."


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