West Ham United’s owners will be protected by new building measures and a heavier police presence after the shocking violence that scarred the 3-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday, according to a report.
The Times claims that measures will be taken for the remaining five home games of the season, after David Sullivan called a meeting immediately after the game.
David Gold was said to be “shaken” after the violence that saw Sullivan struck by a coin.
Building work will ensure that supporters can’t congregate in the area immediately in front of the director’s box.
There will also be a police presence inside the ground and the club will ban all the fans who ran onto the pitch.
Football Insider verdict:
This is what Sullivan and Gold are proposing, but there might be way tougher sanctions when the authorities make their decision on the shocking events of Saturday. Playing matches behind closed doors might be something the Premier League wants to avoid, but they have to be seen to act decisively over one of the most shocking and violent afternoons in top-flight football in England for a long time.