West Ham’s stewards are targeted
Saturday’s scenes at the London Stadium are sure to have a lasting impact on the remainder of West Ham’s season.
In a horrible and sad event, West Ham fans stormed the pitch during the Premier League clash vs Burnley.
In the end the Irons fans ganged together in front of the directors’ box to call for the owners to go.
West Ham are sure to face a punishment for the unruly behaviour of some of their fans. Which in turn has lead many Hammers supporters to complain about the level of stewarding at their new home.
West Ham’s stewards vs Burnley
Should the stewards at West Ham’s ground have done more to stop the fans from jumping on the pitch?
What many fail to appreciate, perhaps, is that stewards are not training security officials. They aren’t equipped to deal with aggressive supporters who storm onto the field.
Yet, they obvious do play a crucial part on match-days to keep fans in check, and make sure the game-day experience is good.
Those things obvious didn’t happen against Burnley, and many fans were critical of the stewards on social media.
The odd anti-Board flag seems to have escaped the attention of the stewards. pic.twitter.com/1bxFDUvJ6E
— Graeme Howlett (@kumbdotcom) March 10, 2018
We actually play at the stadium where Mark Noble is a better steward than the hundreds of actual stewards. This club is astounding
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) March 10, 2018
Moronic fans now invading the pitch. Noble squaring up and shoving one to the ground. What the fuck is going on. Where are the stewards??
— West Hαm Sociαl (@WestHamSocial) March 10, 2018
— ⚒ T ⚒ (@TezzyWHU) March 10, 2018
Stewards have completely lost control. A female steward has been knocked over.
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) March 10, 2018
Is the @LondonStadium safe? West Ham need to demand better stewards demand the stewards do their job and stop idiots getting on the pitch. What are police not in the Stadium? @standardnews @WestHamHelp
— Andrew Burns (@andrewb_63) March 10, 2018