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More criticism for vice chair Brady


Filed: Sunday, 13th May 2018
By: Staff Writer


Karren Brady has been heavily criticised by West Ham fans, once again, after her controversial tabloid column was used to smear the club's supporters.

Brady, who has previously been urged to give up her controversial column has yet again fallen foul of the fans after besmirching the club's followers in the latest edition of her weekly gossip column.

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Writing in Saturday's Sun, Brady hit out at her detractors from within the club's fanbase. "We have some problems at the London Stadium caused to a degree by the terms of our lease, which we are tackling, but also by malcontents and keyboard warriors," she wrote.

Unsurprisingly some of those 'malcontents' were quick to react to Brady's ill-advised, derogatory comments. "West Ham fans largely accepted David Sullivan's plea we should all "stick together" to avoid relegation," wrote long-term season ticket holder Terry Land.

"Yet now that aim has been achieved, Karren Brady sees her role as smearing and traducing the fanbase via her column in The Sun. Unpleasant, unnecessary and tonedeaf."

Fellow writer Dan Silver was in full agreement. "This is staggering," he said. "The vice chairman of West Ham, who met and did a deal with a group which threatened other fans with actual violence, remember, dismisses fans with genuine issues as 'malcontents' and 'keyboard warriors'."

One supporter was so disgusted by Brady's comments that they have vowed not to return to the club until she had departed. "Nobody should be surprised as Karren has continually shown contempt for many genuine fans who’ve supported the club for decades," wrote KUMB member Quark.

"It seems she uses her column in the 'rag' to simply antagonise fans week after week. Given she boasted about how she negotiated the lease, it’s totally disingenuous to now be blaming 'the lease' for the ongoing issues with the stadium - and her relationship with a large proportion of the fan base is now beyond repair.

"After tomorrow I will not set foot in the London Stadium again until she is gone from the club. I was in two minds after this shambolic season whether to renew my season ticket of 30+ years, but after the column I will no longer be treated with such contempt by her."

Finally, Chris McSharry added: "She is actively goading the fans. A £1m bonus for failing to deliver a suitable alternative to the Boleyn. What horrible horrible owners and management we have."

Meanwhile the West Ham United Independent Supporter Association have confirmed that they are holding an emergency motion of "no confidence" in Brady, whilst calling upon her to refrain from continuing with her newspaper column.

Brady was previously asked to give up her column during a meeting with supporters in February, but refused on the basis that she had held the position for 14 years.





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