LONDON – West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore was involved in an alleged row with West Ham fans during his side's 2-1 defeat on Tuesday.
England international Livermore, who had been substituted during the second half, had to be escorted down the tunnel following the incident.
Albion boss Alan Pardew admitted he saw Livermore (28) among the crowd at the London Stadium but did not know what had happened to prompt his actions.
Pardew, who will look into the incident, said: "The only thing I know is I see Jake in the crowd, which disturbed me. Obviously, you don't want to see a player in the crowd
"There's no way he's going in the crowd -- because I know him, he's a great lad -- unless he was provoked severely. That's all I know.
"I haven't had a chance to talk to Jake. I'll speak to Jake and we'll go from there. ''
West Ham manager David Moyes claimed he did not see the incident, but added: "I've been told something happened."
Nobody should have the death of a child mocked. If the rumours about what the West Ham fan said to Jake Livermore are true then no wonder he went off. I don't agree with his actions but my thoughts are with him. Hope the fan is punished and never has to suffer such a loss ------— Charlie Thompson (@Cheekycharlie90) January 2, 2018
If what I’ve heard is right, I hope whoever said that to Jake Livermore gets banned for life and suffers a terrible fate -- disgusting— jbubbles (@julieagorry) January 2, 2018
If the rumours are true, then Jake Livermore's reaction is totally understandable. Not condoning trying to jump into the crowd but some people are just disgusting with the things they say.— Glen Naylor (@Glen_Naylor) January 3, 2018