‘Sold a dream, delivered a nightmare’: West Ham fans stage protest against owners David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady in defeat at Anfield as they release black balloons and unveil banners
- West Ham fans unveiled flags and banners protesting against the club’s owners
- Many want David Gold, David Sullivan, and Karren Brady to leave the club
- A fan group has organised a protest march on February 29 around east London
West Ham fans unveiled banners protesting against the club’s owners during their 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night.
The London club haven’t won a game since January 1, and now face a real threat of relegation, as they sit 18th with a number of tough games ahead.
Fans want owners David Sullivan and David Gold out of the club, as well as vice-chairman Karren Brady.
West Ham United fans unveiled flags and banners protesting against the club’s owners
Fans also released dozens of black, biodegradable balloons as part of their protest
Many want owners David Sullivan and David Gold, and vice-chairman Karren Brady to leave
The protests, which also included the release of black biodegradable balloons, have been planned for a while, and there was suspicion when West Ham’s away allocation was reduced down to 1,800 from 3,000.
Club insiders insisted that the reduction was down to demand than any ulterior motive surrounding the protests.
Fans have grown frustrated about the lack of form, and many have been less than pleased with the team’s move from Upton Park to their new home of the London Stadium.
A fan group has organised a protest walk on February 29 around areas of east London
West Ham performed well at times against Liverpool, but ended up losing the game 3-2
‘Sold a dream, delivered a nightmare,’ was the message on one of the flags that fans unfurled on Monday night.
‘GSB [Gold, Sullivan, Brady] out. Sold us lies, lies, lies,’ read one of the banners, while another simply said ‘Karren Brady, you’re fired!’
Another flag bearing the West Ham logo said the entire board should be sacked, calling them ‘lying thieving frauds.’
West Ham are in a dangerous relegation battle, currently sitting 18th after a run of bad form
There were also fliers detailing the ‘Greenway Stroll’ which is due to take place on February 29 in east London.
It is going to be a peaceful protest by the West Ham fans as they walk around Plaistow, West Ham, Stratford High Street, Abbey Road, and Pudding Mill Lane that afternoon.
West Ham performed beyond expectations in the match against Liverpool, scoring twice and at times looking like ruining Liverpool’s amazing run of form.
However, goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane gave the Reds the win, as they steam towards the Premier League title.
Meanwhile, West Ham are in the relegation zone, one point adrift from Aston Villa.
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