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.
The fans did not cause this. This is your fault.
— Adam (@EthertonAdam) March 10, 2018
@makingthemarrow hopefully something will get done because everyone knows that things are falling apart internally and if it doesn’t get sorted soon there will be more days like today
— Miller Paterson (@paterson_miller) March 10, 2018
— Jamie Penfold ⚒ (@jamie_penfold) March 10, 2018
please kick us out the ground forever
— Kalvin (@Kalvin96_) March 10, 2018
You missed the boat. “Committed and decisive action” was needed in January 🙄
— ⚒Cal⚒ (@olasifbb) March 10, 2018
Security couldnt stop people getting on the pitch but as soon as the fans went for the directors box there was loads
— westham3000 (@westham82) March 10, 2018
I’ll be the detective…. I’ve investigated the matter thoroughly and have come to the conclusion the blame lies entirely with the inept west ham board. They should be given the ultimate punishment and should be banned from all activities regarding west ham utd
— J D (@Irons_42) March 10, 2018
Just sell the club
— Jack⚒ (@Jackbailey27) March 10, 2018