Even the most pessimistic West Ham United fan couldn’t envision a day as horrible as what took place on Saturday, as fans repeatedly stormed the field in massive protest during the Hammers 3-0 defeat to Burnley at home.
In arguably the ugliest fan moments in the club’s history, a positive first half where David Moyes side had the only attempts on goal turned into an utter nightmare the second Ashley Barnes scored in the 66th minute with a great finish. James Collins shambolic positioning set the tone for the most horrendous of halves ever.
Soon right before the restart, the first fan onto the field went directly to captain Mark Noble’s face before he was ushered off. That was only the beginning of an utter mess.
Right before the Chris Wood scored in the 70th minute, the Hammers crowd’s disgust at owners David Gold, David Sullivan and vice-chairwoman Karren Brady became truly visceral, as a number of supporters marched towards their box expressed their utter displeasure with them.
After Wood’s first tally to make it 2-0 to the visitors, more on field fan protests occurred when one individual took a corner flag pole and ran to the middle of the stadium.
And after Joe Hart terribly spilled a shot to allow Wood his brace in the 81st minute, more Hammers supporters adamantly stormed the field to continue the unfortunate scenes.
It was as hellish as it could get for the club, and really concerning scenes maybe afoot after this contest. It was a scene unlike any other in West Ham United club history. And goodness knows what the ramifications will be after this new nadir for this club.