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David Sullivan hit by coin claims Brooking

“There weren’t sufficient stewards and they couldn’t really cope” Sir Trevor Brooking told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme this morning.

“The club are obviously going to have to look at things with the local police and make sure that trained stewards and police are in place — you’re almost looking at it and saying: ‘This is out of control.’ A lot of the stewards who are on duty on matchdays are not West Ham people — they’re actually stadium people and sometimes, until they get a job there, haven’t had any experience dealing with football crowds. They were quite young and couldn’t deal with the aggression they were faced with.

I think a coin did hit David Sullivan, his glasses,” said Brooking. “I didn’t see it myself but I did have that confirmed, which was part of the reason why the people in the directors’ box had to go inside, to save any more problems like that.”

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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