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Brady defends West Ham and London Stadium

West Ham Vice-Chairman Kareem Brady has defended the London Stadium after coming under fire on social media.

The Twitter exchange started after the Baroness published an article saying Richard Branson’s company Virgin should not receive a government bailout as he pays no UK personal tax. A West Ham supporter taunted Brady by saying “But you was alright with the taxpayer paying for West Ham to move to the London stadium even though we had a nice home already”

Brady fired back “London Stadium was not built for West Ham United it was built for the Olympics & faced being empty until West Ham United  paid millions towards conversion millions in rent & millions in revenue ie catering/beer 54k ST holders 10k are kids paying on average @£4 a Premier League match cheapest in London cheapest in Premier League”

Told that the London Stadium was not fit for football by another supporter Brady replied “Recent independent poll of all 91 professional clubs suggests otherwise as we came top in the PL being awarded”

“The best-rated team for matchday experience was West Ham United””We surveyed football fans on what factors they think are most important for an amazing matchday experience and then crunched the numbers for every team in the English football league to find the league-leading matchday experiences”. WHU came out top.”

Trolled about the £2.5m rent West Ham pay for the London Stadium the first lady of football said “Actually it is now much more than the original base rate of £2.5m a year and in the first three seasons at London Stadium West Ham United matches generated £17.3m in catering/beer sales from our games….we are paying our way, and as we are all British taxpayers we are pleased to be doing so” adding “and don’t forget we paid millions in a one-off lump sum towards the conversion of the stadium before we moved in. & with 60k capacity let thousands of families attend matches with cheapest available Season Ticket prices in the Premier League – 2nd highest attendance in the PL, 7th Highest in Europe”

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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

7 comments on “Brady defends West Ham and London Stadium

  1. You’ve almost got to admire the boundless energy Brady puts in to polishing the biggest turd in London. But I suppose the value of those shares she holds is contingent, in part, on the constant polishing.

  2. Getting tired of the rants of very selfish people who berate the London Stadium because they preferred the Boleyn. The Boleyn was equally berated when WHU moved to East Ham – the atmosphere took decades to achieve. The tube travel to Upton Park was awful, and at Stratford another 25,000 fans get to go to the match. We didn’t all have tickets at the Boleyn.

  3. The result6from that Premier Inn survey was taken from 150 people, hardly a representative sample.

  4. We’re there. We ain’t going back to Upton Park. It’s done. Why on earth do people keep banging on about it? If you hate it that much, don’t go but for pities sake give it a rest. Not many of us think it’s better but we cannot go back. It’s getting like Monty Pythons dead parrot sketch.

    • I agree with you. Partly. The problem is that the people that were responsible for the decision continue to be involved in the Club, continue to profit personally from the decision and continue to peddle half truths about the implications of the decision. Also, the reputation of the Club – which used to be a lot of people’s second Club – continues to be tarnished by its association with the stadium. These sorts of things happen to continue to matter to some people.

  5. And what does keep whinging about it achieve? It just makes us more disliked in the eyes of other supporters.

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