Mark Noble has never hidden his thoughts, particularly as captain of West Ham United, and he was at centre stage during last weekend’s unsavoury scenes.
During the team’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium, individual supporters forced their way onto the pitch to protest against the club’s board.
One of the incidents saw Noble grappling with a fan, who was pushed to the floor by the visibly angry midfielder.
Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were targeted verbally with angry chants from groups of supporters in the stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur fans were among the rivals who found the scenes amusing, but serious action is expected to be taken by the club.
Noble has now issued a rallying cry via West Ham’s official website stating that the fans need to get behind the team in the final eight games of the season.
The midfielder went on to admit that last Saturday was one of the “toughest days” that he has experienced at the club.
Fans took to Twitter to give their reactions to Noble’s interview.
— West Ham Rambles (@WestHamRambles) March 15, 2018
Can you aim for the owners and tackle them and remove them from the club Nobes?
— Boleyn Outsider (@BoleynOutsider) March 15, 2018
Shame the owners disagree with Noble's sentiments.
— Mike Bowen (@DrMBowen) March 15, 2018
Bit difficult to do that with lack of investment, a string of lies and poor senior management who have no interest in the club or the fans
— Jamie Penfold ⚒ (@jamie_penfold) March 15, 2018
@Noble16Mark is proper pony
— Dave (@DaveyWHU) March 15, 2018
Both the board and the team need to match the commitment shown by the fans of West Ham United Football Club
— Steve Smith (@smithatd) March 15, 2018
How many times you gonna keep saying this Mark, the players (WHU) don't seem to care themselves, come on mate they need to pull their socks up and actually try to entertain the fans
— merv woodley (@mervwoodley) March 15, 2018
No Mark. And I mean that quite sincerely.
— mr mitchell (@MRMITCH0) March 15, 2018