All eyes will be on Liverpool’s famous Kop tonight as West Ham United’s protest against the club’s owners threatens to reach unprecedented levels.
It is claimed that Liverpool fans have agreed to fly a West Ham United flag in the Kop when the two sides meet – live on Sky Sports.
Angry West Ham fans have been protesting against David Sullivan and David Gold as they are deeply unhappy with the way the duo have run the club over the last decade.
Hammers supporters want Sullivan and Gold to sell up for a litany of reasons.
A growing group of disaffected West Ham fans named Hammers United held a protest ahead of the Everton game last month.
West Ham protests threaten to reach unprecedented levels
Hammers United have outlined their raison d’être in the article below.
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And they will release black (biodegradable) balloons at Anfield in another public display of their feelings towards Sullivan and Gold before a further protest ahead of the home game against Southampton this weekend.
One of the catchlines of the Hammers United campaign is the slogan ‘GSB OUT’ – aimed at Gold Sullivan and Karren Brady.
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Supporters have not been able to take the flags into home games and a fan who wore a GSB OUT t-shirt while he was flag-bearing at the London Stadium was banned for the season – later overturned to a two-game ban (Claret & Hugh).
The duo also threatened legal action against Sky’s Sunday Supplement over comments made in a segment that was heavily critical of their West Ham tenure.
That prompted a lengthy apology which has only served to cast the spotlight further on the way Sullivan and Gold run the club (Daily Mail).
All eyes on Liverpool’s famous Kop as fans unite?
Now, in what is a somewhat unprecedented move, it is claimed Liverpool fans have united with their West Ham counterparts to fly a flag in the Kop.
Protesting West Ham fans will reportedly donate to a local foodbank in Liverpool in exchange.
“What a message this will send,” Hammers United posted on Twitter in response to speculation that Liverpool fans will be flying the protest flag.
“Anyone travelling please donate if you can.”
— Hammers United (@HammersUnited2) February 12, 2020