West Ham United’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley will be overshadowed by the unsavoury scenes at the London Stadium.
The Saturday afternoon clash was interrupted a handful of times by separate pitch invaders.
One grabbed the corner flag and held it aloft after making his way onto the field, while another was thrown to the floor by West Ham captain Mark Noble.
Mark Noble clashing with a pitch invader at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/98bT2QuPiP
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) March 10, 2018
The Telegraph reports that a large number of fans flooded the standing area in front of co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan to hurl abuse at the businessmen.
The publication claims that fans accused the pair of “destroying our club”, which mirrors the constant bashing that the West Ham figures receive on Twitter.
Supporters have been angry for some time, particularly after the club left Upton Park to move into the Olympic ground in Stratford in 2016, and it seems that the fury has boiled over.
For rival fans, though, the unsavoury scenes were met with amusement.
Tottenham supporters, who have been feeling miserable since their club were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, were among those on social media mocking the East London outfit.
After a bit of a disappointing midweek game with #Spurs playing so well and still getting knocked out of the #ChampionsLeague I’d like to thank West Ham for cheering me up today!! #WestHam #Irons #COYS pic.twitter.com/jIt6xPWI9U
— Craigy Craigo (@Thorper8) March 10, 2018
Lolling at West ham obvz #coys
— TomTraubert (@TomTraubert2009) March 10, 2018
Still gutted after Wednesday but it could be worse, we could be West Ham… #COYS
— Herbivorus (@jmrecording) March 10, 2018
— Gary Ford (@Spursfordie) March 10, 2018
— Jez (@JEZ_THFC) March 10, 2018
— Billy Cairns (@Billytheyid70) March 10, 2018
What a monkey club West Ham are. Imagine chasing your own board out the stadium!? Neanderthals. Love it. #COYS
— DC (@DC3556) March 10, 2018
#coys after Wednesday I needed cheering up…thanx West Ham 😆
— Quibby (@darrenquibby) March 10, 2018