New details have emerged regarding West Ham fans protest group Hammers United’s planned protest ahead of the Southampton game later this month, with Football.London claiming that up to 4,000 could participate.
The Hammers are currently in all sorts of trouble. They are sitting inside the bottom three, one point adrift of safety. And relegation down to the Championship is beginning to look like a very real prospect.
West Ham have regressed badly over the past couple of years. And the majority of Hammers fans are pointing the finger of blame squarely at co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady.
They feel as though they have been lied to on a consistent basis by the board. And believe that the club will never make any kind of progress under the current regime.
Protest could be different this time
The Hammers faithful protested before the Everton game last month, but it was largely static, with between 900-2000 people thought to be in attendance.
This time things will be different, however, according to Football.London.
It is claimed that there could be up to 4,000 people taking part in the protest against the board this time, and it will be a march, rather than a static demonstration.
The march will take place on February 29th along Newham Greenway, starting in Plaistow at 12.15pm.
They will be at Stratford High Street at around 12.45pm, and Pudding Mill Lane by 1pm entrances to the Greenway.
The march will end at the Marshgate Lane entrance to London Stadium, where there will be a rally like there was last time.
If 4,000 people do in fact turn up on the day, it will send out quite a message. And will be one that the owners surely will not be able to ignore.
Aside from the marches and protests, however, it is vitally important for the West Ham fans to get behind the players during the games. That cannot be understated.
Without the fans, the Hammers would be as good as relegated already.