Ally McCoist criticises West Ham United owner

Pundit believes West Ham owner will regret his comments, which he has since apologised for.

Former Scottish international Ally McCoist has weighed in on West Ham United supporters attacking the Manchester United team bus ahead of the last game at Upton Park this week.

The shameful scenes on an emotional night caused kick-off to be delayed by 30 minutes, with United late getting to the stadium.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan told the SkySports broadcast before the game that he felt the situation was one of United's own making: "Man United should have got here at 4pm. They made the same mistake at Spurs. I'd make them kick off at 7.45pm. The police have been kind to them."

McCoist told BBC Radio 5 Live last night that he felt Sullivan's comments were wrong.

He stated: "It doesn't matter what time you get to the ground, you don't want to suffer that.

"David Sullivan will regret those remarks."

Sullivan apologised yesterday morning, issuing a statement via the club's official website. He said: "I want to be clear - their behaviour was completely unacceptable and does not represent our club or our values.

"When I was asked about the incident prior to yesterday's [Tuesday] game, I was unaware of the damage that had occurred to the Manchester United team bus."

Sullivan had seemed to originally been taking more out of frustration that West Ham fans could miss the post game show they had worked hard to put on, but clearly he felt, hearing the backlash the following day, that he needed to set the record straight and should be commended for doing so.

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