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BBC journalist stands by his story

BBC journalist Simon Stone says he stands by his comments that Saturday’s trouble were organised by mobile phones Simon wrote Twitter “Re: comments on  West Ham story + strength of feeling against it. Firstly, I did not make it up. Info came via credible source + I had no reason to think it was incorrect. Secondly, there is official statement for Safety Advisory Group – which had the power to close stadiumSaid there was “unprecedented level of disorder at multiple locations across stadium Would have been almost impossible for any security team to manage” + security op was “stretched significantly by scale + volume of incidents” but most attempted pitch incursions were stopped

All I did was try find out what the ‘unprecedented level of disorder’ was. What I reported was what I was told by someone who is in a position to know and stands by info. Re mobile signal issue – which I accept – told major use was outside ground before game to get people in

Those who think SAG statement is false are entitled to that view. But it is an official statement and all those present agreed with its release. CCTV evidence has been passed to police.”

 

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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