West Ham fined £100K for crowd disturbances last season
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West Ham United have been ordered to pay £100,000 by the Football Association for crowd disturbances during their home defeat against Burnley at London Stadium in March 2018, according to The Telegraph.

The club has avoided a points deduction, as well as the prospect of having to play matches behind closed doors.

Last season's contest was repeatedly interrupted by supporters running on the field, including one pitch invader getting into an altercation with West Ham captain Mark Noble, as fans protested against the club's owners.

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were in attendance before being forced to leave when supporters began to protest in front of the director's box.

West Ham released a statement Tuesday regarding the sanction, revealing that they have banned 23 people over the past year in relation to the incident at London Stadium.

"Following the conclusion of the FA inquiry, we would like to reaffirm our sincere apologies for the scenes witnessed at our home game against Burnley almost a year ago," the statement read.

"The club has done everything within its power to address the issues that occurred that day, despite having no control over matchday security operations - a point which is accepted and reflected in the FA's findings.

"In line with our zero-tolerance approach, immediate action was taken against the perpetrators, resulting in 23 banning orders being issued. There is no place for behavior like that at our club."

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