West Ham have been charged by the FA over the behaviour of the club’s supporters during the Hammers’ defeat against Burnley in March.

The atmosphere took a turn for the worst at the London Stadium on that day as fans protested about the board’s running of the club. 

Goals from Ashley Barnes and a double from Chris Wood sealed Burnley a 3-0 win. 

Fans disrupted the game by invading the pitch, while in the stands missiles were thrown and angry protests were made, with a section of supporters congregating near to the directors’ box where joint-owners David Gold and David Sullivan were sat.

Gold and Sullivan eventually had to leave their seats after the latter was struck by a coin.

West Ham have until Thursday, July 5 to respond to the charge.

A statement on the FA’s website said: “West Ham United FC has been charged for failing to ensure that its spectators conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and that no spectators or unauthorised persons encroached onto the pitch during the Premier League match against Burnley FC on Saturday 10 March.”