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Hammers get Stadium green carpet snub

The London Legacy Committee have rejected Karren Brady’s claim that the London Stadium’s green carpet is dangerous and could cause injuries.

The Hammers players will be told to avoid running or walking on it  at the lap of appreciation on Sunday amid concerns it could cause injury.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones was seen tripping over the carpet as he raced after a ball that went out of touch.

But although Brady has already told the owners of her concerns on behalf of the club the LLDC are not prepared to do anything.

In a letter sent to London Stadium stakeholders in July 2017, Brady wrote: ‘The green track cover last season was far from perfect and one of our players, (Cheikhou) Kouyate, was lucky to have avoided serious injury when he slipped.’

A spokesperson for the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) said they believe the cover is ‘perfectly safe’ and there is no issue with it.

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7 comments on “Hammers get Stadium green carpet snub

  1. when the board were trying to convince us fans about getting to the Olympic stadium no one told us that the club would not be able to make decisions in such simple matters …we were lied to …without the boleyn its like supporting another team ,who happens to wear the same colours…

  2. We really need to get out of there. I’m sure there’s a breach of contract somewhere which will enable us to rip it up and move on. How much would a big standard 50/60 thousand seater stadium cost. No frills just an atmosphere? 300/400 million?

  3. Don’t be too harsh guys, it’s a small price to pay for “the most successful stadium migration in history”😂😂


  4. If LLDC are ignoring such an obvious trip hazard it makes you wonder what other less obvious H&S issues they have considered as acceptable? Let’s hope neither supporters, players or staff find out in an accident or incident.
    With the Mayor apparently not agreeing to meet the board to sort out the various issues I think it’s time for Gold, Sullivan & Brady to get the club’s lawyers involved before the start of next season.

  5. Meanwhile, those of us who quite like the new place – while admitting that it’s not perfect – say nothing. Karren Brady’s comments in The Sun today about “malcontents and keyboard warriors” seem to be completely vindicated. Why can’t we stop whinging, face reality and unite behind the club and against The Mayor and LLDC?

  6. This is the sort of problems you get when you rent somewhere!

  7. So Demon, unhappy fans stating their opinions are key board warriors yet your quite happy to go on line to state your own. Things are not ,as you say, perfect and without fans bringing these things to light they will never improve. Protest makes progress. I don’t mean pitch invasions etc, but we are paying “customers” so are entitled to comment on the product we are paying for. Just going with the flow and toeing the party line will not change the things you are unhappy about.

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