Liverpool fans will fly a West Ham United flag in the Kop when the two sides meet live on Sky Sports on February 24th.
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.
Angry Hammers fans plan more protests against owners
You can read all about their raison d’être below.
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And they will release black 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.
One of the catchlines of the Hammers United campaign is the slogan ‘GSB OUT’ – aimed at Gold Sullivan and Karren Brady.
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 has been banned for the season by Sullivan and Gold.
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.
Liverpool fans unite with West Ham to fly flag in Kop
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).
Now, in what is a somewhat unprecedented move, Liverpool fans have united with their West Ham counterparts to fly a flag in the Kop, it has been claimed.
In exchange protesting West Ham fans will donate to a local foodbank in Liverpool.
“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
The gesture was met with approval by many fans on the thread.
Here are a selection of comments from fans:
‘GSB will hate this’
This would be brilliant
— ⚒ Tez ⚒ (@TezzyWHU) February 12, 2020
If true, good on Liverpool fans. They know what it’s like to have shit owners and look at them since those twats left. ⚒
— phil trott (@DartmoorLegend) February 12, 2020
Working class people, always look out for each other.
— John Mcewan (@poplarjohn) February 12, 2020
How much do we have to raise and where is the link? If this happens I will not tweet a bad word about that club for the rest of the year
— Fake Carlton (@_CarltonCole9) February 12, 2020
Very good idea tbf 👏
— Callum (@WHUFCallum_) February 12, 2020
— Anti Board Bored Club (@gsbout) February 12, 2020
‘New found respect for Liverpool fans’
I’ll go and donate to them ⚒
— Gary Herbert (@gjherbert) February 12, 2020
Love this. GSB will hate this, as it is going to be live on Sky aswell👀
— Adam Huber (@AdamHuberWHU) February 12, 2020
I love this.
— Hound Dawg (@chimchimmeny) February 12, 2020
— Adam Tucker (@AdamTuckTuck) February 12, 2020
Can you imagine the David’s faces lol priceless
— Me myself and I (@FTLOT) February 12, 2020
I will have a new found respect for Liverpool this happens! #GSBOUT can’t see it happening
— Westhamonline (@westhamfanzine) February 12, 2020