David Sullivan hit by a coin during fan protests at London Stadium

Ugly scenes as West Ham lose home match

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West Ham are facing a Football Association (FA) investigation after a series of pitch invasions and widespread supporter unrest, with Brooking confirming that club co-owner David Sullivan was struck by a coin towards the end of the game.

And whilst the disturbances were understandably condemned, the panel did at least display some understanding of the myriad of issues that culminated in the pitch invasions and angry scenes around the Directors' Box during yesterday's 3-0 home defeat against Burnley.

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Both West Ham and the Premier League have made statements condemning the behaviour of supporters involved in the protest - which also saw a large number of fans leaving their seats to stand in front of the directors box to air their grievances to the assembled senior figures of the board.

Awful actions by a minority of fans at @WestHamUtd.

"I don't know how we prepare for the next game being brutally honest".

Noble said: "It is hard for me personally because I am a West Ham fan myself and the results affect me more than anyone else".

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Hammers skipper Noble says the disgraceful scenes at the London Stadium have been two years in the making with tensions rising among the club's supporters following the switch from Upton Park.

"I just hope we've had the eruption and they've got their emotions out".

"They have showed their emotions and showed everyone how they feel".

The first incidents occurred after Ashley Barnes had given Burnley the lead, with club captain Mark Noble getting into a physical confrontation with one supporter.

Four more made it onto the pitch including one brandishing a corner flag. "There is no way the team is going to play and get the points to stay up under that sort of atmosphere". I'd even go back to those days when Luton and Millwall had that riot back in 1985.

"It's a good win for us but it was disappointing to see the crowd reacting like that".

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? It was a disgusting, frightening scene and in the end, quite rightly, the West Ham staff coaxed people back into the boardroom before the final whistle because everybody was absolutely devastated by what might have happened.

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