Reason behind West Ham fan’s black balloon protest ahead of Liverpool match

West Ham fans are plotting to release black balloons from the away end at Anfield ahead of their game tonight.

Fed up Hammers are using their Premier League clash with Liverpool as the platform to voice their concerns at the ownership of the club.

Despite their big spending, West Ham sit inside the bottom three of the league going into the fixture.

Club owners David Gold and David Sullivan, along with vice chairman Karren Brady, have faced a backlash from large sections of the West Ham support over their handling of recent club affairs.

And ahead of their game with Liverpool, fans will release black balloons into the sky, in a message which they hope will be picked up by the Sky Sports cameras.

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Fans have also been encouraged to bring their own banners to the match, stating their displeasure with the club's current situation.

Less fans are taking part in the protests than were first thought, with the away ticket allocation being reduced from the normal 3,000 to 1,800 at Anfield for the Monday night fixture.

It was claimed by Sullivan that the decision for West Ham not to take up their full allocation of tickets was due to a lack of demand.

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But some fans of the club remain unconvinced and believe it could be a ploy to try and downsize the protests.

It was reported by the Mail that Sullivan wrote to an independent fans group called Hammers United claiming that if they could recover the cost of the additional 1,200 tickets in the form of a bond, the club would request them.

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