Followers of the English Premier League in Nigeria and indeed around the world were alarmed over the weekend as, in one of the fixtures, West Ham's game against Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday quickly disintegrated for the hosts who went behind before a number of fans took to the pitch to demonstrate their frustration with the management of the club and recent results.
West Ham captain Mark Noble clashed with one pitch invader during the game. The overall scenes were truly shocking and not an attractive advertisement of the English Premier League to the world!
West Ham went on to lose 0:3.
Former England and West Ham hero, Frank Lampard, speaking on the event shortly afterwards said that the fans have a right to ask questions of the club's board, but lamented their actions in doing so.
"It was very toxic today, a horrible feeling in the second half," he said. "Fans confronting the players, I understand Mark Noble's position, he's Mr West Ham, he's a fan. This isn't right, whatever way you look at it.
This was very aggressive today. I understand some of the fans' problem, they lost an identity moving stadium.
The club have a £29million net spend since they've moved. It's not enough, they've gone backwards. So fans are asking the question - but not mid-game." He went on to say.
West Ham occupy 16th position in the 20 team league table with 30 points and -21 goals difference.