Karren Brady hits out at Benni McCarthy

Karren Brady

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

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has written in her football diary in The Sun that Benni McCarthy should stick to eating.

Brady made her comments in response to the former West Ham striker claiming that women and football are not a good combination.

"I saw so many things in my life and in football for me, it was nothing,” The Mirror quotes the former South Africa international as saying. “Woman and football, it's not such a good combination.”

Brady has hit out at McCarthy and has written in her football diary in The Sun (Thursday, November 12 entry): “Benni McCarthy is giving the benefit of his wisdom again and I seem to be on the end of it.

“McCarthy was the striker we sacked because he was overweight and never scored for us. He now says women and football do not mix.

“However, women’s football is improving quickly and off the field a growing number are excellent executives.

“My view is that football is lucky to have us. My other view is that McCarthy should stick with his area of expertise, which according to many is . . . eating!”

No love lost between McCarthy and 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.”

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