David Moyes has told the fans to get behind the team rather than protesting against the clubs owners, after a number of ugly scenes at the London Stadium during the Hammers 3-0 defeat to Burnley.
A number of fans broke onto the field in the second half of the match, including one who stuck the corner flag into the centre circle, while other skirmishes erupted around the stadium between sections of the home support. Other fans meanwhile made their way towards the directors box to vent their anger towards the clubs owners, Mr Gold and Mr Sullivan.
However speaking after the game, West Ham manager David Moyes urged the fans to support the team as it battles against relegation.
“We want the supporters behind us, but you can’t cross the line and come onto the pitch,” Moyes told Sky Sports.
“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’re a Premier League team (next season).”
The result leaves West Ham just three points above the drop zone with eight games to play.