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West Ham Owner David Sullivan Compares Fan Split Over London Stadium to Brexit

West Ham Owner David Sullivan Compares Fan Split Over London Stadium to Brexit

West Ham‘s co-owner David Sullivan has responded to criticism over the club’s London Stadium, claiming the Hammers decision to leave Upton Park has divided fans… just like Brexit.

Sullivan and fellow co-owner David Gold took control of West Ham back in 2010, with the duo backing the club’s bid to move into the Olympic Stadium in 2013.

However, the Premier League side are now under serious pressure to re-negotiate their stadium deal, with a recent report exposing how the cost of it had spiralled out of control.

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Sullivan insists that “large chunks” of West Ham’s young fan base love the club’s new home, while the older generation of more “hard-core” supporters miss Upton Park.

The 68-year-old went on to compare the age split between those who support the club’s move and those who have rallied against it to Europe’s decision to leave the European Union.

Speaking with Guardian journalist Jacob Steinbeg, Sullivan revealed:

 

Steinberg was quickly inundated with fans slamming Sullivan’s Brexit comments:

 

West Ham’s disastarous start to the season has showed little sign of improving as we approach the New Year, despite the Hammers board sacking Slaven Bilic and replacing him with David Moyes.

And the task of staying afloat in the Premier League doesn’t get any easier, with Chelsea next up in West Ham’s fixture list.

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