West Ham fined £100,000 for crowd trouble in Burnley defeat last March

West Ham fined £100,000 for crowd trouble in Burnley defeat last March

West Ham United have been fined £100,00 by the Football Association for the crowd trouble that marred their defeat by Burnley at the London Stadium last season.

The club has been punished for failing to ensure that fans conducted themselves in an “orderly fashion” and failing to prevent pitch invasions during the game in March last year.

Mark Noble, the West Ham captain, threw one fan to the ground during the match, while co-chairman David Sullivan was struck on his glasses by a coin during furious protests against the owners.

It was feared that West Ham, who issued 23 banning orders following the game, may have been forced to close a section of the stadium, play a number of matches behind closed doors or even suffer a points deduction.

The FA found that stewarding for the game, which is under the control of venue operator LS185, had been reduced. It also found that a LS185 report had been updated to remove negative comments concerning that reduction of staff.

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