West Ham protest vs Burnley is called off
The joke being aimed at West Ham fans this Friday morning is that they can’t even arrange a protest properly!
It’s been an open secret at the London Stadium this season that there’s a huge breakdown between West Ham’s owners and fans.
Hammers fans feel they’ve been duped by the club’s owners in recent times, as a long list of promises have been broken.
That lead to arrangements for a protest on March 10, prior to the home match against Burnley.
The protest was to be aimed at owners David Gold, David Sullivan and vice-chairman Karren Brady.
However, late on Thursday night, it was announced that the protest is now off.
Why West Ham fans cancel the Burnley protest
As explained on their Facebook group, the Real West Ham Fans Action Group have cancelled the Burnley protest.
That’s after a series of meetings with the club’s decision makers, and Karren Brady in particular. The group have explained:
We believe we have achieved our aims of getting real commitment to specific changes which will bring about our asks of a stadium fit for football an experience fit for fans.
The threat of the march has indeed brought Karren Brady to several meetings and David Sullivan to one and the agreement to work with the RWHFAG on finally delivering in a meaningful way on the groups aims.
The reason we called the march – to get the board to listen to us to acknowledge our legitimate concerns and to work with us have been achieved – on this basis the RWHFAG see no further reason to march, which some individuals found difficult to accept but is nonetheless the position.
Read the full statement below.
West Ham fans react badly
The news of the cancelled protest has gone down badly with some West Ham fans on social media.
Will a march still go ahead?
You claimed to have been so anti-board and you were always gonna do this for the "proper West Ham fans" but as soon as SuGo and Brady show you their chequebooks, you crumble. You pathetic cunts are just as bad as them. Call them sell outs but you sell out. Wankers
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) March 1, 2018
I find this baffling. The board are liars. You have given into them. You have chickened out.
— Jack Allum (@westham009) March 1, 2018
The word gullible springs to mind. They'll have said anything to appease the group ahead of the march in order to stop it. A leopard doesn't change its spots. It's been all talk before and it'll be all talk this time. Then when protests happen again they'll sweet talk again.
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) March 1, 2018
It’s a sad day when West Ham fan action groups have backed down on what are legitimate reasons to protest against the terrible decisions made at West Ham over the last few years. It’s soul destroying to think we cannot even properly vent our frustrations.
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) March 1, 2018