Sullivan 'hit by coin' in West Ham stadium unrest - Brooking


David Moyes's side suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley at the London Stadium last Saturday afternoon.

West Ham's defeat at the London Stadium was marred by several pitch invasions, scuffles in the stands and fans taunting owners David Sullivan and David Gold, both of whom were escorted away from the directors' box for safety reasons.

According to the rental agreement, which allows West Ham to use the stadium for £2.5 million per year, any strengthening of police and stewarding presence would be paid for by the public purse.

Noble described the atmosphere at London Stadium as "horrible", while BBC commentator John Motson said it had been "the most scary moment" he had ever experienced at a football ground.

Sullivan was hit by a coin thrown at the directors' box, although he was not injured.

West Ham are now going through an implosion, both on and off the pitch, and it's such a dramatic situation that the club are getting headlines all over Europe.

"I saw some families leaving because the youngsters were frightened".

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.

"I was terrified and just wanted to get the boys out of the stadium".

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

Streeting, speaking about Walker, told the Guardian: "What concerns me is that mainstream elected representatives of a supporter group have been sidelined and the abuse they have been subjected to appears to not have been not taken seriously by the board".

West Ham have pledged to launch a "full and thorough" investigation, while the Premier League - who praised the actions of referee Lee Mason and his fellow officials - announced they will also look into the incidents.