If defeat wasn’t bad enough there was another major downside for the club tonight as the Irons faltered in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
A 3-1 defeat against Spurs is hard enough to take but to see a couple of fans running onto the pitch in what amounts to an act of sabotage is also more than sad.
After the events of last season against Burnley – and with an FA probe into that still going on- this was precisely what the club didn’t need.
No doubt we will learn precisely what action the club intends to do about the offenders – or have already done – very soon which are likely to be life bans.
But it seems inevitable that the FA will again be involved in a possible censure of the Hammers and a probable fine.
So unnecessary – so very stupid!