David Sullivan ‘hit’ in the West Ham fans chaos vs Burnley
On Sunday morning more details have emerged of what happened at West Ham’s London Stadium on Saturday
West Ham lost 3-0 at home to Burnley, as soon as the first goal went in the mood inside the ground turned toxic.
A handful of West Ham fans charged the pitch in several pitch invasions.
Moreover, a larger group of supporters grouped together below the directors’ box to chant for the owners to leave.
Amid those protests, it’s now being reported that one West Ham fan threw a coin which hit co-owner David Sullivan. The Guardian have reported:
David Sullivan and David Gold, West Ham’s co-owners, were escorted from their seats in the 84th minute, sparking derisive jeers from the seething protesters, who chanted for the board’s removal.
It is understood missiles were thrown at the directors’ box and one coin struck Sullivan in the face, however his glasses protected him from the possibility of serious injury. Some fans could be seen making throat-slitting gestures at members of the board.
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
How will the FA punish West Ham?
What seems clear to everyone is that West Ham will be punished for the bad behaviour of their fans against Burnley.
The FA took to social media on Saturday night to confirm an investigation into the trouble.
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
Many now believe that West Ham could be forced to play matches behind closed doors.
If that happens, how will that affect West Ham’s efforts to stay in the Premier League this season?