Fans hit out at West Ham United co-chairman over stadium praise

The London Stadium has divided West Ham United fans ever since the club moved into the Stratford-based ground last summer.

Plenty of supporters were unhappy to leave Upton Park, where the club was based for 112 years.

The Hammers’ current base is a world apart from their old ground in terms of size and quality.

It is the venue that crowned gold-medal winners during the London 2012 Olympic Games, but it has not bred much success for West Ham, who have won just eight of their 19 home games in all competitions this season.

There have also been smatterings of crowd trouble with rival fans at the Stratford base, but Gold believes that everyone connected with the club should be “proud” of the stadium.

It is currently the largest football ground in London with 80,000 capacity, but one can argue that a stadium of that magnitude is not fitting for a team that are mid-table in the Premier League.

Slaven Bilic’s men are currently 11th in the standings, 16 points adrift of the top six after winning just nine of their 27 league games this season.

Gold unleashed a staunch defence of the London Stadium on Twitter, but plenty of fans disagree with his stance.

Article title: Fans hit out at West Ham United co-chairman over stadium praise

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