Benni McCarthy stands by his comments on West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady

Karren Brady

There is no love lost between Benni McCarthy and West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Benni McCarthy has told the FourFourTwo magazine that he stands by his criticism of West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Former South Africa international striker McCarthy and Brady publicly fell out back in the final months of the 2010-11 season.

The 37-year-old joined the Hammers from Blackburn Rovers on February 1, 2010 on a contract that was due to run until June 2012.

However, in April 2011, the striker left the London outfit by mutual consent, having failed to score a single competitive goal for the Premier League team.

West Ham vice-chairman Brady hit out at McCarthy at the time, writing in The Sun in April 2011: “Benni McCarthy was a big fat mistake.”

The 46-year-old went on to add that the former Ajax striker had been signed in “desperate haste” in order to avoid relegation.

“Rather than the super scorer we hoped for, we acquired a super size, a player devoted to filling his belly more than filling the net,” wrote Brady.

McCarthy hit back at the time and was quoted as saying by The Mirror: “That is one part I don't want to go to because it makes me want to throw up. There's the devil with a set of t**s.”

The former Porto star has stood by his criticism of Brady and said in an interview with the June 2015 issue of the FourFourTwo Magazine: “West Ham are flying and Karren is part of that, so who am I to knock them?

“But she started throwing blows at me and I can step into the ring with anyone. I wasn’t going to stand there as she spanked me in public, so I hit back. Do I stand by what I said? Yes, I do.”

No love lost between McCarthy and Brady then…

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