Bobby Moore’s pal says West Ham icon would be turning in his grave over protests

West Ham fans have been told to stop protesting against the club's owners David Sullivan and David Gold and to unite to boost their chances in surviving their relegation dogfight.

Nine-hundred Hammers fans staged a protest against the under-fire co-owners before their clash with Everton last month.

West Ham have picked up just two points from their last seven Premier League games and they lie in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety with just 11 games left to play.

Some fans were disgruntled with the appointment of David Moyes and believe the club is in a downward spiral which is set to drag them down to the Championship.

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But Terry Creasey, one of West Ham legend Bobby Moore's closest pals, has called on fans to cancel planned protests and give their backing to the team at such a crucial point in the season for the club.

"Bobby would be turning in his grave if he could see what is happening at West Ham right now with this unrest and protests going on," Creasey told the Daily Mail. "The people behind these protests are the minority and it is not doing anybody any good.

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"These protests aren't helping the team it is an unwelcome distraction for the players and upsets the mood around the club. The club needs to stay united more than ever now in its current situation so I would say to all fans get behind the team and support them whatever your gripes and make sure we stay up.

"I have been going to watch West Ham since I was 10 years old and I am now 78 and I have been all over the world to watch West Ham. I am a passionate fan and all I want is the best for West Ham and that means staying up this season.

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"I feel sorry for the club's owners as they have put their money where their mouth is in financially backing the team in the transfer market and they don't need all this aggravation really.

"David Sullivan and David Gold gave Bobby a job at Birmingham when he was blanked at West Ham and speaking to a few of friends who are Birmingham fans they would take Sullivan and Gold back at St Andrew's in a heartbeat considering where the club finds itself right now.

"David Gold is a local boy, who was on West Ham's books as a kid and he loves the club and I know he is hurting as much as anybody with the recent results of the team.

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"What I would say to those fans organising protests and the such is be careful what you wish for as we have seen before at other clubs a change in ownership doesn't necessarily mean a change in fortunes for the team.

"Put talk of protests to one side and worry about it next season if that is what they want to do, but the most important thing right now is the fans get behind the team and try and inspire the players to an upturn in form in these next 11 games to ensure we remain in the Premier League next season."

West Ham face Southampton at 3pm on Saturday in a must-win match at the London Stadium.

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