Declan Rice deletes savage tweet firing shots at UEFA over banning West Ham fans

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has hit out at UEFA in a since-deleted tweet after the club's supporters were banned from attending their away match against Rapid Vienna later this month.

David Moyes' side were handed a £29,000 fine due to 'crowd disturbances' during their Europa League clash with Genk a fortnight ago, along with the one-game supporter ban.

Rice however thought very little of UEFA's decision and took to Twitter to air his frustration.

He slammed the governing body for hypocrisy, asking why Vienna fans went unpunished after they stormed the home section at the London Stadium during a match between the two sides last month.

"Laughable this is," the 22-year-old wrote in a now-deleted post.

"Gutted for our fans that now won't be able to make the trip!

"Did Rapid Vienna get fined or a ban of tickets for there (sic) 'crowd disturbances' at our stadium? Nope."

As it turns out, UEFA did in fact ban Vienna supporters from attending their tie against Dinamo Zagreb at the start of November, but that didn't stop Hammers fans praising Rice for his reaction.

"Shame footballers have to delete tweets that's actually on there (sic) mind. Especially when it's the truth! Fair play lad but keep it up!" One Twitter user wrote.

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"Absolutely! Top class this from Declan Rice. At least someone has the balls to stand up to UEFA," wrote another.

Another said: "This is why he's captain material, love this!"

West Ham currently top their Europa League group after three victories and a draw from their opening four matches.

The east London side have secured qualification to the next round but require a win in their last two games to earn direct passage to the last 16.

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