West Ham United release statement about pitch-invasion controversy, fans react

West Ham United have been vocal about their dislike of the club’s board for some time , and that anger seemed to boil over at the weekend.

Three fans invaded the London Stadium pitch separately during the team’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday.

Club captain Mark Noble grappled with one supporter, eventually pushing him to the ground.

Another fan removed the corner flat and held it aloft on the pitch while surrounded by players from both teams.

According to The Telegraph, in the stands, supporters voiced their fury towards the directors’ box, turning on co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, accusing the businessmen of ‘destroying’ the club.

In response to the unsavoury scenes, the East London outfit released a statement confirming that an investigation into the pitch invasions has been launched and that “decisive and appropriate action” will be taken.

Rival fans, including those who support Tottenham Hotspur, mocked the actions of the disgruntled Hammers.

Those closer to the club, though, took a more serious approach to the situation.

West Ham supporters have been mixed about the scenes that unfolded.