Daughter of West Ham co-owner David Gold hits back at tabloid's criticism of London Stadium atmosphere

The London Stadium is seen ahead of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Swansea City at The London Stadium, in east London on April 8, 2017.

The controversial London Stadium was rocking during West Ham United's 3-1 win over Manchester United but was still labelled soulless.

Manuel Pellegrini manager

West Ham have turned things around on the pitch of late under new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Four defeats from their opening four Premier League games saw the Hammers boss under intense early season pressure.

But a 3-1 victory away at Everton was followed by a superb 0-0 draw against Chelsea, 8-0 win in the cup over Macclesfield and brilliant 3-1 triumph over Manchester United.

Many West Ham fans are still not happy in their surroundings at the London Stadium.

Supporters have struggled to adjust to the former Olympic Stadium which many feel is simply unfit for football.


Fans are not happy about the layout of the stadium, the distance from the stands to the pitch and the general matchday experience.

They made their feelings perfectly clear back in March when angry protests spilled onto the pitch.

There was a thrilling atmosphere during the win over Manchester United.

West Ham United's Issa Diop and Manchester United's Nemanja Matic during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 29, 2018 in...

But Vanessa Gold, the daughter of co-owner David Gold, took umbrage at the description of the stadium in a report by The Sun.

"I can only assume the The Sun journalist covering the West Ham game was watching the match with ear plugs in," Gold said on Twitter.

"Describing the stadium as 'soulless'....I thought the fans were awesome!"

Gold's tweet was met with a mixed response with some backing her sentiments while others insisted the tabloid was spot on.

General view outside the stadium as fans take shelter from the rain, ahead of the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at London Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London,...

One supporter even suggested Vanessa's co-owner dad should stop Karren Brady writing a column for the newspaper as a consequence.

It is patently clear the London Stadium is far from perfect and is a world away from the intimidating setting at the club's beloved Upton Park home of 112 years.

But when the fans overcome all the issues to generate a fantastic atmosphere it should be recognised and Gold is right to do just that.

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