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West Ham pitch invaders clash with players in ugly scenes at London Stadium

Three Hammers fans ran onto the pitch to confront the players and the board during their game with Burnley

You’ll struggle to find a more toxic atmosphere at any club in England than at West Ham at the moment.

A supporters march was organised for today but eventually abandoned after discussions between the board and fan groups.


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But things began to spiral out of control during their home clash with Burnley on Saturday.

After Ashley Barnes opened the scoring halfway through the second half for the Clarets, three supporters ran onto the field to confront some of the players.

Mark Noble then took matters into his own hands, wrestling with one of the disgruntled fans and throwing him to the ground.

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Captain. Leader. Fighter?

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According to Sky Sports commentator Chris Kamara the game was held up for a moment while stewards tried to regain control of the situation.

But it got even worse just minutes later.

Chris Wood made it 2-0 to the visitors, prompting even angrier reactions from more fans who turned on the board and started fighting amongst themselves.

Ugly scenes

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Ugly scenes

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Not lovely Zabaleta too!

FOR GONDOR!!!

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FOR GONDOR!!!

For a short period the remainder of the game looked in jeopardy as stewards struggled to clear the fans off the pitch.

With West Ham just three points off the relegation zone and a very tricky run in ahead, they’re also in real danger of going down.

What next for a club in utter disarray?


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