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14 St Andrew’s arrests so where’s the media coverage?

london-stadium-fansThe media really cannot complain if many West Ham fans believe they are conducting a campaign against us and the London Stadium.

That became crystal clear – if it wasn’t already – by the events at a game between Birmingham and Aston Villa yesterday.

The arrests were for a range of offences including violent disorder, pitch encroachment and affray but police have said that the game, which finished 1-1, passed off without any major disorder although anĀ investigation has been launched by the police after flares were thrown inside the ground

The attendance was at just over 25,000 – half of that inside the LS last Wednesday – yet apart from reports in the local press we see little other publicity in the press at large.

Goose and gander come to mind here but I don’t expect any Football League inquiry into events at St Andrew’s.

It really is tme for some balance in the approach the media is taking towards our club – if we are going to be crucified because of coin throwing what happens to those huilty of “violent disorder” and “affray.”






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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “14 St Andrew’s arrests so where’s the media coverage?

  1. Wasting your time Hugh, they’ve got the knives out for us simply because we got the stadium and they feel we somehow are privileged.

  2. totally agree Hugh. the media have a vendetta against west ham especially the BBC. My mate whose a villa fan was at the game he got coins hurled at him and in one of the pubs Birmingham city fans attacked villa fans wielding knifes and yet no front page coverage of this disorder. from the videos he has on his phone it looks a lot worse then at the chlesea game,

  3. The club are equally to blame in my view; it is quite obvious that they are willing to throw the fans under the bus just to keep up appearances. Karen Brady does not like West Ham fans. Simple as that. She wishes she was in charge of Arsenal and I for one would be glad to see the back of her.

  4. The media might be against us but what do you expect when some of our own fans are still slapping their gums about it like it was a scene out of Zulu.
    If we had less drama queens amongst our own that would be handy.

  5. The sad thing and why this will run and run is that all of the above comments are spot on….the media to have it in for us, Karen Brady doesn’t like West Ham fans and some of our fans are complete morons….

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