There were chaotic scenes both on and off the pitch at London Stadium this afternoon. West Ham hosted Burnley in a match they had to win, but they were spanked 3-0. The West Ham faithful vented their anger at the board, and a couple of fans encroached onto the pitch.
Hundreds of Hammers' fans made their way towards David Gold and David Sullivan to voice their frustrations. Those two were behind the club's move away from Upton Park, a decision that has not gone down well. With the club teetering on the brink of the drop zone, these are troubling times for West Ham fans.
Moyes Calls For Backing Of West Ham Fans
In his post match interview David Moyes talked about the trouble with the fans. He said: “We want the supporters behind us, but you can't cross the line and come onto the pitch. I don't think I've been at football games in my time where I've seen that. All I'll say to all of them is that we need them.”
“We're fighting for points. We're all in it. The players know we did well today for long periods. We didn't do so well for a couple of minutes in the second half. We needed the supporters with us in a different way. All I ask for is that everybody sticks together and we try to get ourselves enough points to make sure we stay a Premier League team.
Tough Run In
Of all the teams involved in the relegation battle at the foot of the Premier League, West Ham have the toughest run in. They have to face Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd. In their current form, it is hard to see them taking any points from those matches.
David Moyes really needs to rally his troops and his team have to try and give the fans something to shout about. The toxic atmosphere at London Stadium is clearly having an effect on performances, and everyone needs to pull together if The Hammers are to have any hope of avoiding the drop.