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10th Mar, 2018 | 6:20pm

Gary Lineker delivers verdict on West Ham after 'unpleasant' defeat v Burnley

Gary Lineker has had his say on the sorry state of affairs at West Ham as players fought with supporters in a shocking afternoon at the London Stadium for so many reasons.

The unpleasant scenes began when Ashley Barnes scored Burnley’s opening goal in the 3-0 defeat which caused a number of fans to invade the pitch.

Mark Noble fumed at one supporter in the hideous scenes, and just as it looked as though the matter had been taken care of, Chris Wood scored again for the visitors which led to one member of the crowd brandishing the corner flag towards players.

Protests were directed at Hammers owners David Gold and David Sullivan and as the tensions mounted Burnley players in the dugout offered their seats to children in the crowd in a bid to keep them away from any danger.

It was this gesture by the Clarets staff that led the former England striker to congratulate them but he slated the Hammers in more ways than one.

Lineker wrote on his official Twitter feed: ‘Well played Burnley as their players let young fans sit safely on their bench amidst crowd trouble,’ and added in another Tweet, ‘All very unpleasant at West Ham… and not just their football.’

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Defeat leaves the Irons just three points above the relegation zone, and with Chelsea, Arsenal and champions-elect Manchester City coming up in April, Championship football could be just around the corner.

In other West Ham news, ‘No excuses’, ‘Horrendous’ – Hammers fans lose it with one player in shocker v Burnley.

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