Angry West Ham fans.

The Burnley substitutes reacted brilliantly to West Ham fans fighting in the stands

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There were awful scenes during West Ham's humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes put Sean Dyche's side in front in the 66th minute and Chris Wood went on to bag a brace thanks to some questionable Joe Hart goalkeeping.

It was an abysmal day for West Ham on and off the pitch.

The referee considered abandoning the game when fans invaded the pitch during the second half - and co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan were forced to leave early after shocking abuse from the home support.

The Hammers are sliding towards the relegation spots and they're set to receive a big fine for their fans behaviour.

Club captain Mark Noble tackled a West Ham supporter on the pitch, whilst another fan ran off with the corner flag.

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West Ham fans were also fighting amongst themselves in the stands and the Burnley substitutes reacted with class.

What the Burnley subs did as fights broke out

Fights started breaking out amongst the incensed West Ham support and the Burnley substitutes were quick to react.

As per Sky Sports journalist Johnny Phillips, some young West Ham fans were invited to sit on the Burnley bench in order to avoid the fighting.

Huge respect to the Burnley player - but kids should not have to experience violence when going to a football match.

West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic was also praised for his behaviour towards a young supporter.

There is a toxic atmosphere at West Ham right now.

David Moyes's side have a fortnight off but face tough games against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in April.

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