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FA give West Ham until the end of the week

West Ham has been given until the end of this week to respond to the Football Association with their observations on the troubles that marred Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Burnley, Sky Sports News claim.

Four separate pitch invasions interrupted the game at the London Stadium, and co-owner David Sullivan was allegedly hit by a coin and was later forced to leave the directors’ box, as hundreds of supporters congregated below in protest at the club’s board. The FA expects this to be a lengthy disciplinary process.

It could still be a fortnight before any charge is forthcoming, and even longer before the FA announce any sanctions, once an independent commission has heard the case.

Yesterday the club’s senior management met with operators London Stadium 185 and stadium owners London Legacy Development Corporation as the post mortum started. Newham council have also called for an emergency Safety Advisory Board of all stakeholders including West Ham on Thursday at the stadium.

Aston Villa were fined £200,000 by the Football Association in 2015 following pitch invasions at the FA Cup quarter-final against West Bromwich Albion and insiders say West Ham should brace themselves for a six-figure fine.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

9 comments on “FA give West Ham until the end of the week

  1. Whats the possibility of a points deduction?

    Unlikely for this first instance, probably just a big fine, but if it happens again in 3 weeks what then. I think if it keeps up like this they will make an example out of us.

    So called fans causing this, need to have a look at their self, and think about the consequences of their actions could be.

  2. It is rather looking like we might start next season with a points deficit + a big fine . Can’t see beyond that as a punishment . You can’t control fans determined to cause disruption .
    I remember other clubs starting the season with a 10 point deficit ,, it’s not the first time .
    If we can survive this season ( No reason why we can’t if you ban the rotten apples ) and start next season as a Premiership Club then any points reduction would be more welcome than idiot fans . The unrest caused by Stadium move is not really the issue . If the nasty fans stayed at home we would be more comfortable as a team and more Together as a Club . WE DONT NEED YOU CRAZY FANS to destroy our club ., it’s not that the Board are doing a bad thing . A bit lost now on what to say next in all honesty ,,, except that we don’t need thugs and hooligans at the LS ,,, we need true fans and supporters . The vast Majority are true fans who are fed up with the idiots . GULLIBLE KIDS LED BY ADULTS with an agenda to wreck this Great Club of ours . It is Soul Destroying to see SO MANY adults leading the youngsters into open rebellion . I have been a West Ham United Fan for longer than most of today’s younger fans have had hot dinners . We have never been a huge Club or a big club . Just a Family Club in a small area of London trying to be something a bit special in a world full of misery . We were born from the ashes of War and that’s how we should go forward . Yesterday’s generation of Parents are a disgrace to the modern day and have completely forgotten Thier Grandparents sacrifices that have let us the freedom to be who we are . CONDEMNATION ON THE FANS THAT WOULD WRECK WEST HAM UNITED .

  3. Wigan v man city. Proper pitch invasion involving thousands and threats to City players. £30,000 fine. Why should ours be six figure sum?

    • I know Man City and Wigan were charged by the FA for failing to control their players with Man City fined £50,000. I wasn’t aware that Wigan have been fined £30,000 yet for failing to control their supporters. What is the source of the article you read?

  4. Surely the response should be that we are not responsible for the security.

  5. Still looking for that source Sean

  6. Nah. Can’t find it. I’ve been reading so many facts and figures since Saturday that I’ve probably transposed it in my own head. Normally pretty thorough with my fact checking but looks like I’ve had a senior moment here. Apologies to you all.

  7. I agree with you Kevin. I’m a relatively young fan in perspective at the age of 27. However i have supported them all my life, season ticket holder.

    I wish these idiots would go away, I can take loosing a game, I can even take getting relegated (clearly hope not, but still). What I absolutely cannot take, and really does gets me down , is these thick one minded idiots like we had as the weekend. The walk home after that game, was a feeling i never want again, i felt ashamed, I know I shouldn’t as i have only ever shown support for the club and players on the pitch. But the small minority of scum throwing coins, and the idiots ruining on the pitch made us look like a comedy act.

    When noble throw that guy to the floor, his emotions, was exactly how I felt inside. My blood boiled, and never felt so much hate for a person I don’t know, or even do no. I despise them. And believe it not I am generally a very calm and placid. I just cant stand them ruining our club, and the funny thing is they actually believe they are trying to save it. In what world does this help, in any aspect. Unfortunately if they cant see this, then the battle is lost.

    My biggest fear is this will happen again in three weeks.

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