clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Photos of West Ham fans and players clashing on Sir Bobby Moore Day

A day in infamy for West Ham United football club. But Trevor Brooking was all cool!

West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

It was an afternoon that was suppose to celebrate a legend. It instead turned into an afternoon that was the opposite of legendary, but incendiary.

Here in full photos were the images of what turn out to be an actual fan protest during a game, in maybe the worst second half ever in West Ham United history. It’s one thing to have terrible defending culminating in another relegation fight to the end of the season. It’s another to then consolidate that with actual fans running onto the field and getting into verbal tussles with actual players.

A day few have ever seen before in the Premier League, let alone at West Ham United.

It all kicked off after Ashley Barnes goal, when the first fan went right to the face of Mark Noble.

West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

And then after Chris Wood’s first goal, all hell further broke loose.

West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

There was one humorous image in all of this trainwreck. It was the image of Trevor Brooking looking docile and calm, as the owning Davids had exited in recommended fashion.

West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images
West Ham United v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Happy Bobby Moore day to you all.