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Socios row rumbles on

The West Ham United Independent Supporters’ Association (WHUISA) raised an emergency motion against West Ham’s partnership with Socios at the Football Supporters Association (FSA) AGM yesterday.

The newly named FSA organisation is the result of a merger between the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Supporters’ Direct (SD)

A message from the FSA posted on Twitter said: “Emergency motion proposed by WHUISA and Manchester United Supporters Trust relating to the monetisation of fan engagement by clubs & 3rd party commercial entities. The room makes clear its opposition to the Socios model of consultation and anything similar to that. Motion passed & National Committee will discuss further.”

The WHUISA motion reads: “This Association calls upon West Ham and Socios to suspend the launch of the Socios app pending an inquiry by the Premier League into this form of monetisation of supporter engagement. The default position is that fans should not pay for the right to express their views on matters of legitimate interest regarding the club they support.”

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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