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Premier League profit before people

Football is nothing without supporters, yet the Premier League is prepared to play out the greatest league in the world behind closed doors, to save themselves having to pay millions back in TV money.

I don’t want to appear to be hypocritical as it those same TV millions which have made West Ham one of the richest clubs in the world and funded our transfer dealings over the last 25 years.

I will still continue my love affair with West Ham and when proper football resumes within grounds full of supporters, I will retake my seat in West stand lower at the London Stadium but I must admit it is hard to get excited about Project Restart.

Which division the Hammers will be in next season remains to be seen but again I support my club and not because they remain in the Premier League.

We have all known that Premier League football is now essentially a massive global business and brand and is all about money but the rush to return in June puts profit before people and leaves a sour taste in one’s mouth.

As  Watford Striker Troy Deeney recently put it, I can’t get my hair cut for months but I can play football with twenty-one other people, with full contact.


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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

One comment on “Premier League profit before people

  1. Money Rules … you should know that by now . Do we actually need to have a sport where players are paid more in one week than the average household can earn in three Years .
    Sky & BT & others can do what they want ; I will never watch another game on tv without fans in a safe environment . Forget all the bull**** . It would only take one player to get infected to call a stop to this nonsense ,,, that’s if it isn’t covered up of course .

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