The stewards “couldn’t deal with the aggression they were faced with,” Brooking said.
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West Ham co-owner David Sullivan was hit by a coin amid ugly protests as angry fans ran riot during Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium.Former West Ham striker and manager Trevor Brooking cut a lonely figure as he sat in the directors' box alone for the final stages of the match that saw West Ham slip to 16th in the Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone.Brooking confirmed Sullivan had been struck.West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled one fan to the floor and teammate James Collins marched two others away, while Burnley players and staff allowed frightened young supporters take shelter on their bench.
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