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Thousands ignore London Stadium protest

A handful of anti-vaccination protesters outside the London Stadium led by Piers Corbyn and former nurse and fellow Covid conspiracy theorist Kay Allison Shemirani failed to stop thousands of young people from being vaccinated this weekend.

Most of those getting vaccinated said they found the protesters to be figures of ridicule and that they weren’t to be taken seriously. A group of football fans even chanted in the protesters’ direction, singing ‘we got the jab.’

East London young people queued patiently at the London Stadium with 15,000 jabs available to be given out.

The event was one of a number hosted by football clubs across London on Saturday, with Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Spurs Stadium, Charlton Athletic’s The Valley, and Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park also welcoming local people aged 18 and over. Full details of who can get the vaccine are on the NHS website here.

Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman of West Ham was proud to see the Club play its part in the drive to vaccinate local people against coronavirus.

She said: “Getting as many people vaccinated as possible will save lives and is the best way for us to beat COVID-19. 

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“The football family has pulled together throughout the pandemic in support of our local communities and West Ham United is proud to continue our strong partnership with our local NHS trusts, assisting with this event as part of the national effort. This is an important step on the road to once again all of us enjoying the things we love doing together.”

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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

16 comments on “Thousands ignore London Stadium protest

  1. Sean – How can WHUFC have helped when it’s not our stadium or staff marshalling the queues?

  2. Piers Corbyn – a total nutcase. DNR

  3. Mortality rates have not risen, bit strange as there’s a pandemic on, apparently. Your lack of critical thinking is astounding.

  4. Agree with Taff’s sentiments about Corbyn. Has he ever worked?? Why pick our ground ( not ours but you must get my drift) he’d be better suited over the toilet bowl with all the other edits!!

  5. Did the protesters try and make out there were thousands of them by including the people getting the jab? Or is that just a hammers United tactic?

  6. Hats off to Corbyn. If only people would do their research on vaccines and the media would report the deaths from it.

  7. If people want to endanger their lives by refusing to accept a perfectly good, free vaccine then that is entirely their decision. What I can’t understand is why they constantly try to convince others to risk their lives. They claim to have reasearched the facts when they have clearly not. They’ve only listened to the rumours and misdirections that coincide with their own opinions and declared these as proof of their warped views. There will, inevitably, be some gullible, even vulnerable people that will believe their scare mongering and be persuaded to put their own safety at risk.

  8. Maybe we should just stick to football on this site….
    Politic’s, Religion and Vaccine subjects should be avoided and given a wide berth. This event has nothing to do with West Ham….. the stadium owners and the government are responsible for this event. At times we need clarity, we are all passengers and the decision to hold this event has nothing to do with the club.
    I’m quite sure that there are no conclusive experts on this site on any of the above subject matters.

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