West Ham lose control as pitch invasions leave club facing sanctions

West Ham lose control as pitch invasions leave club facing sanctions

Both men were escorted from the directors' box in the closing stages of the match as the atmosphere turned toxic, with television footage showing West Ham icon Brooking sat alone in the area as fans continued to protest against the club's leadership.

The Football Association will reportedly consider forcing West Ham United to play the remainder of their home matches behind closed doors following the ugly scenes that marred their defeat to Burnley.

Police in riot gear had to quell trouble inside the London stadium and disturbances were reported outside the ground as West Ham beat Chelsea 2-1 to reach the League Cup quarter-finals in 2016.

Several supporters invaded the pitch in protest at the club's ownership during Saturday's home defeat to Burnley, and many more so-called fans pushed past security to hurl insults at the director's box, where Sullivan was sitting.

"I think a coin did hit David Sullivan on his glasses".

West Ham United fans react as police and stewards look on at the London Stadium.

A West Ham statement meanwhile said: "Customer Care took the decision they thought was right at the time, since there was the suggestion of criminal activity".

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"I was concerned to read the coverage about Mark's treatment in the Guardian over the weekend and have subsequently spoken to him about his experiences", Streeting wrote in a letter seen by the Guardian.

During the January transfer window, West Ham signed Jordan Hugill from Preston North End and secured Inter Milan's Joao Mario on loan, before adding free agent Patrica Evra to the squad in February.

"We got on with the performance and I was pleased with that".

"I'm really hoping the fans have got it off their chest", he said.

"In all honesty, a lot of them were running over to where the chairman was sitting but if one approaches me I'm going to defend myself".

West Ham are 16th in the league, three points adrift of the relegation zone.