Disabled fans moved - to protect directors

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 27th March 2018

A West Ham season ticket holder who sits in a disabled area at the Olympic Stadium has been told to move - so that barriers may be erected in order to protect the Directors' Box.

Eastbourne Hammer, who has been a member of KUMB for 14 years received a call from the club on Tuesday morning to inform him that he would be moved to another area of the ground for the rest of the season - and possibly beyond.

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And that's because his existing seat - which happens to be directly underneath the Directors' Box - is no longer available as a result of barriers being erected to prevent supporters from congregating on the platform below, as was the case for the recent match against Burnley.

"I'll no longer be able to sit there," the season ticket holder told KUMB. "I believe I sat right where all the trouble kicked off, but I couldn't make the last game as I wasn't well enough. I was offered a move to a downgraded seat which I refused - I paid for the best view and that's what I'd like.

"I was told that was no longer an option [and asked again] where would I like to move to? My response was 'nowhere', you can refund me the rest of my season ticket. They told me that they'll call me tomorrow [Wednesday] to let me know what they'll be doing."

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* Meanwhile a KUMB Forum poll asking whether David Sullivan, David Gold and Karren Brady should stay away from the Olympic Stadium for the rest of the season saw 85 per cent of supporters who voted agree.

And just 12 per cent of supporters who expressed a view voted against the motion, with the remainder undecided.

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