West Ham United are a club in turmoil, and it seems that now the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has called on the club and the fans to pull together and make sure that everyone is safe during the game – the most important thing of all.
He noted that the letters from Brooking and Mark Noble calling for unity and working together to make the atmosphere safe and make sure that the security plan works after chaos last time out.
Standard Sport report the mayor said: “I fully support Sir Trevor Brooking and West Ham captain Mark Noble’s open letters to fans, urging them to back the team on Saturday. Nobody wants to witness scenes like those during the last home game, which were caused by a small minority.
“Members of the Safety Advisory Group, which includes West Ham, that meet before every home game have collectively agreed on a strong security plan for this weekend’s game.
“The safety of all supporters and visitors to the London Stadium is of paramount importance.”
The Hammers have a huge amount of issues, and it’s not just their fans who are causing problems. There have been issues with the stadium owners and Karren Brady has hit out at them in letters and legal cases along with the club.
On the field, they have the huge issue of fighting relegation and know they have to pull together, and the game this weekend against Southampton will certainly be key in doing that, with the Saints also fighting for their lives – and new manager Mark Hughes will know that winning a six pointer will go a huge way into giving a glimmer of hope in a very bleak siutation.