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Brady does the decent thing

I will probably get a lot of grief for writing this piece but I wanted to pat West Ham Vice-Chairman Karen Brady on the back for her business leadership during the current crisis while football is suspended.

The Hammers deputy chair has come in for much criticism from some areas of supporter base of late but I always a believer to give credit where it is due. West Ham are scheduled to make a loss of £40m this season with the potential to double it the season is not completed.

Despite the Hammers current precarious financial position Brady decided to shun the government handout scheme and stand by her directly employed employees by paying them in full while they remain at home.

Unlike Spurs and their chairman Daniel Levy who faced a media and supporter backlash after furloughing over 500 non-playing staff, she decided not to take that action.

To rub salt into taxpayers wounds Levy announced he had paid himself £7m on the day he said he wanted millions from the government to subsidise his payroll.

Now Brady says she will take the same pay cut as the players , with the at 30% of their annual salary so in the Vice Chairman’s case that would be £339,000 based on earnings last season on the assumption the season is not completed in front of crowds.

Well done Karren, it was and is the right and decent thing to do and Daniel Levy could learn a lot of from you.  Oh and Happy birthday for today!

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

14 comments on “Brady does the decent thing

  1. Credit where due and i am certainly no lover of the board

  2. im not going to congratulate that woman for doing anything. shes taken way too much from our club and put very little back. this is a drop in the ocean for “lady” brady.

    …and this is so embarrassing. its one thing telling the world youve donated a million pounds to charity. its another thing dedicating a page on your website to giving away a few old boxes of pasnips and baked beans that were going to be thrown away anyway.


  3. Totally agree credit where its due and paying loyal staff as well as taking a personal pay cut are absolutely the right thing. West Ham fans I know are all about the right thing and the right way – personally I like KB and despair at people knocking relentlessly for the sake of it.

  4. Ah bless her, how will she cope with only £766.000 a year.
    That amount would only be lost if football is shut down for 12 months though.
    Well done KB for doing the right thing
    Imho people who earn that kind of money should give up more. The man on the street has to manage on either 80% of a fraction of hers or claim universal credit of £96pw. That effects everyday living & people struggle to make ends meet. Having to make do with £766.000 isnt going to make any difference to an already multimillionaire.

  5. Cant give any credit sorry ,,,multi millionair brady and other football multi millionaires could do alot more ,especially when there are people with absolutely nothing at this time .. they could do alot more when this covid wasnt around let alone now …I cant work for nearly 2 months and I’m not getting anything ,luckily I have my family yo help ,butvttere sre people alot worse of than me , so I cant even talk about multi millionaires like brady and footballers .. they say the right words but most do nothing when they could be doing so much more….

  6. Your right Sean credit where it’s due my son! I’m certainly a board out supporter of our beloved hammers but that’s a nice thing she has done there. Obviously sully must have agreed that too so praise to him also. Still doesn’t alter my opinions on this board though and also Moyes to not be the future. And certainly this season like Wimbledon have already done must be nulled and void for all the sake of sport and it’s followers. Not because were near the bottom as I’m convinced we would easily have survived but this virus must be conquered that’s what’s the important thing and only that.

  7. With all the mess ups causing so my h anger … credit where credit is due is always the right way to go.
    Even in our disputes, this is the silver lining which brings better perspective to the issues …and people also.
    So yes, well done Brady and the board. God bless.

  8. “The decent thing” would be donating that to a charity or the NHS.
    If not, all it is doing, is easing the burden on the poor old billionaire chairmen!

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