By Guy Giles
Match of the Day pundit Martin Keown has blasted West Ham fans for their heavy criticism of the club recently, and has warned that unless they create some unity then the Hammers are in serious danger of relegation.
West Ham’s decision to sack manager Slaven Bilic and replace him with David Moyes has been met with scorn by supporters, with many fans also critical of the club’s players, board and stadium this season.
In a column for the Daily Mail, Keown has launched an attack on Hammers fans, claiming that he wouldn’t want to play for them.
Keown said: “What is it with West Ham fans? I didn’t enjoy playing at the old ground and they liked letting me know. But I wouldn’t want to play for them now.
“That crowd is like the 12th man… for the opposition. No wonder the players have no confidence.”
Keown then called for the supporters to come together and show some support for their club, and warned of the consequences if they fail to do so.
He said: “They got rid of Sam Allardyce. They eventually turned on Slaven Bilic. They want to get rid of the board. They don’t like the ground. They don’t want David Moyes. Here’s an idea: how about just supporting the team?
“Without creating some harmony — call it a truce, if you like — West Ham are in serious danger of relegation.”
In other West Ham news, owner David Sullivan has delivered his verdict on new manager David Moyes.