Celebrity West Ham fan Tom Davis slams owners and delivers verdict on club's survival chances

David Sullivan, West Ham owner and David Gold, West Ham chairman look on during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley,...

Actor, comedian and West Ham United fan Tom Davis has hit out at the owners as he delivered his verdict on the situation at the London Stadium of late.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United  looks dejected during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

West Ham are a club in crisis on and off the pitch.

Losing three games on the bounce and conceding 11 goals in the process has seen the Hammers dragged into the thick of the relegation battle.

The 3-0 home defeat to Burnley last time out saw fan unrest come to a head with supporters invading the pitch to protest against the way the club has been run by co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Homegrown Hammer and captain Mark Noble was seen rugby tackling one of the fans while another took the corner flag and planted it in the centre circle in scenes reminiscent of the Bonds scheme protests back in 1992.

It is all a far cry from what supporters expected when leaving - many reluctantly - their beloved Boleyn Ground home back in 2016.

West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold look on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Sullivan and Gold sold the move to fans as a necessity to be able to compete with the Premier League elite in the transfer market and on the pitch.

But back-to-back seasons of flirting with relegation has brought the facade crashing down and the Hammers face a tough run-in to turn things around.

Now celebrity fan Tom Davis, who stars in his own new TV show Action Team, has hit out at the Hammers board on talkSPORT and delivered a glum verdict on the club's future.

"That's (fan protests) been brewing since we moved to that stadium," Davis told Alan Brazil's Sports Breakfast.

"It's quite easy as an outsider to make a judgement. As a West Ham fan and someone who has been going to the club for a long, long time it's kind of heartbreaking when you've been sold that lie.

Ashley Barnes of Burnley confronts a pitch Invader who stole the corner flag during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March 10, 2018 in...

"I look at Upton Park and I've been there with my family and people who have now passed on and I had a lot of memories of that stadium so to say goodbye to it and feel you've been sold a lie is hard to take.

"The board are a little bit culpable as well, they should have come down and there should have been more of a conversation with fans about what is going on. The West Ham fans are passionate fans and it is a passionate club.

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on May 5, 2017 in...

"I cannot explain how important Mark Noble is right now... regardless of Moyes... he is the club... if Mark can somehow get his passion across to some of the players who might not have been putting in a shift (then who knows), but it is heartbreaking.

"You look at Southampton they were great at the weekend, they are going to be buoyed by the FA Cup and Mark Hughes coming in, Chelsea is always a tough, tough game and then Stoke again (it's going to be tough). I've got to say, and it breaks my heart to say it, but I just don't fancy us I think watching how things have slowly fallen apart on and off the pitch, I'm readying myself for the Championship. Heartbreaking."

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