West Ham fans riot vs Burnley
West Ham United have had many terrible days this season.
But Saturday’s match at the London Stadium will no doubt be the lowest point of the season for the Hammers.
For weeks prior to Saturday’s game, West Ham fans had been gearing up for a protest against the club’s owners.
Davids Sullivan and Gold, plus the likes of Karren Brady, are a target for many Hammers fans who believe they’ve been lied to.
The official protest before the Burnley game was called off, but during the second half all hell broke loose.
West Ham fans ran onto the pitch in shocking scenes.
Mark Noble got involved, while one fan had a corner flag in his hands.
In the end the Irons fans ganged together in front of the directors’ box to call for the owners to go.
West Ham fans have left their seats and directing abuse at the co-owners in the directors box. pic.twitter.com/gZ5Vk8RGg3
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) March 10, 2018
West Ham face harsh punishment
What’s clear is that West Ham will face punishment for their crowd’s behaviour against Burnley.
On Saturday night it’s too soon to know exactly what punishment will be slapped on the Irons. But according to the Mirror, West Ham made have their fans banned from going to games:
West Ham will face a Football Association inquiry – and may have to fight relegation behind closed doors – after a damaging defeat turned into near-riot.
The FA strongly condemns the crowd disturbances seen today at West Ham United versus Burnley and will be seeking observations from West Ham as well as awaiting the match referee's report.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) March 10, 2018
Calls for West Ham to be hit with a ‘closed doors’ order have been spread on social media too.
Will West Ham have to play behind closed doors?!? – serious question?
— Philip Binns (@Binnsphilip) March 10, 2018
West Ham may have to play behind closed doors after that pitch invasion but it’s not much of a punishment as they can’t see the pitch anyway!
— Mr H (@Brit66ishSpurs) March 10, 2018
West Ham 0 – Burnley 3
West Ham were beaten 3-0 at home by Burnley.
Ashley Barnes broke the deadlock for the Clarets with a brilliant opener in the 66th minute.
New Zealand international Chris Wood sealed the win for Sean Dyche with a double.
West Ham are three points off the drop zone, while Burnley moved to within two points of Arsenal.