Brady responds with a joke to Barry Hearn’s West Ham stadium criticism

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West Ham United have drawn criticism over their stadium move.

West Ham United’s vice-chairman Karren Brady has hit back at Barry Hearn’s criticism of the club’s stadium move by claiming it was the best option available, The Sun reports.

The Hammers are to move in to the Olympic Stadium next season, a situation which has drawn plenty of criticism after it became apparent the Hammers have got themselves a spectacularly cheap deal.

Among the critics was sporting events promoter Barry Hearn, with the former Leyton Orient chairman telling Talksport how his dog could have negotiated a better deal for the taxpayer.

But Karren Brady has hit back, writing in her column for The Sun that West Ham were the best option available and mocking Hearn for being unable to negotiate any worthwhile deal at Leyton Orient.

“I also saw this week that Barry Hearn claimed his dog could have secured a better deal with West Ham. Well, seeing as he was unable to negotiate any deal at all for Leyton Orient, maybe he should have let his dog do the negotiations for him!” Brady wrote.

“When I read comments from some of the critics I do often find myself asking — what on earth do people want? A derelict site like the Athens Olympic Stadium?”

“Or the Bird Cage stadium in Beijing — now a Segway track? Or would Tottenham’s plan of tearing it down have sat better?”

There is no denying that West Ham’s impending move to the Olympic Stadium has caused quite a stir, yet anger shouldn’t be directed at the East London club as they’ve done what’s best for the themselves.

Slaven Bilic’s men are currently enjoying a terrific campaign in the Premier League, and the promise of extra revenue from their new stadium will help push the club further up the table.

The Hammers have everything in their locker to become a genuine force in the top-flight, and another team fighting for honours will only raise the profile of the Premier League for the neutral.

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