Former PL chairman Simon Jordan warns West Ham over points deduction

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham fans warned to be on best behaviour.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

It's probably good for West Ham right now that there is a three week break until their next fixture.

Not only is the team struggling desperately for form, but supporter unrest with the club owners David Gold and David Sullivan is at an all time high.

This reached boiling point on the weekend as the Hammers lost 3-0 to Burnley, and several fans ran onto the pitch to interrupt the game in the second half.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham say they are investigating the incidents, and working to stop this happening in future.

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has warned supporters not interrupt play, arguing it could lead to points being deducted.

 

Jordan is pointing to scenarios where matches cannot be completed at the London Stadium if supporters become unruly.

Officials even discussed whether to abandon the game against Burnley last weekend, which would have been an extreme decision.

Docking points is in the Premier League's power although West Ham will surely fight it, and push to have games played behind closed doors if necessary.

With the relegation battle closer than ever, any point deduction could be disastrous.

Getting a game abandoned could appeal to West Ham fans in favour of direct action and causing a stir, but Jordan is right to point out that it has the potential to backfire and hurt the club.

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