West Ham fans invade pitch and fight with players over Burnley embarrassment
West Ham midfielder Mark Noble clashed with a pitch invader as their 3-0 defeat to Burnley was interrupted several times by spectators.
Hammers fans had been voicing their anger towards the club’s board as they sat just three points ahead of the relegation zone heading into the game.
Many supporters approached the directors’ box to confront co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, but Ashley Barnes’ opening goal after 66 minutes sparked many into a rage as two soon invaded the pitch.
The game was halted as stewards and police dealt with the situation, while West Ham players also helped get the invaders off the field, with Noble spotted throwing one to the ground.
However, there was another interruption as another fan ran on a few minutes after Chris Wood doubled Burnley’s lead and waved the corner flag around the centre circle until players intervened and took it off of him.
Another supporter then ran on and tried to approach Hart, but got held back, while James Collins had to be restrained from confronting the offender.
As a crowd stood in front of the director’s box, the co-owners had both left their seats by the 85th minute.