Watch West Ham United's toxic atmosphere erupt against Burnley


But the former West Ham captain, who has managed in the Premier League before with Sunderland, delivered a damning response.

By watching the video, it provides excellent insight into why the move from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium has been a failure, as well as why West Ham supporters are sick of experiencing what's happening on and off the pitch.

"I think a coin did hit David Sullivan, his glasses", said Brooking.

"You could see his (Noble's) frustration with the idiots who were running on the pitch, because that's what they are".

"There is no way the team is going to play and get the points to stay up under that sort of atmosphere".

Burnley substitutes allowed some children caught up in the protests to sit on the bench towards the end of the match.

"The club are obviously going to have to look at things with the local police and make sure that trained stewards and police are in place - you're nearly looking at it and saying, "this is out of control".

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"There weren't sufficient stewards and they couldn't really cope with what was sometimes going back to the bad old days of 25 years ago", he told BBC Five Live.

"The level of aggression was something I couldn't believe a West Ham fan would get involved in".

"But as far as being able to fix certain things, I guarantee you if they drape this bloody stadium in West Ham regalia, top-to-bottom, and their team still stank, there would still be an uprising against Sullivan and Gold".

The buildup to the game had been dominated by the fallout from a cancelled protest march against the board, which featured threats being aimed at Mark Walker, the chairman of the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association, by rival fan groups.

The club is being presented as something of a mess and that won't help in the summer when West Ham want to attract players.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan condemned the violence and called on West Ham to take action.