Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar aimed a dig at West Ham United’s trophy cabinet on the latest episode of The Apprentice, and Irons fans were not impressed.
During a task in which the ladies’ team had left a luxury hotel room they were designing rather sparse, Lord Sugar took his opportunity to have some banter with Hammers vice-chairman Baroness Karren Brady.
Describing the bare room, the 70-year-old said: “I think West Ham’s trophy room has got more in it”.
Discounting their play-off final win in 2012, the Irons haven’t won a major trophy since 1981 but seeing as Spurs haven’t won anything since the League Cup in 2008 it was a bit of an ironic jibe.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the comment via social media, with some hitting back and saying the north London outfit “won’t win a trophy for years”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Neil Schofield (@kamikazebingo) October 12, 2017
“West Ham’s trophy room has more in it” 🖕🏻 lord sugar #theapprentice
— Daniel Hawthorne (@danhawth) October 11, 2017
Another obsessed Spurs fan?? Surely not….
How's that trophy cabinet with the last 2 years 'We put the pressure on' trophies??
— Lewis John E (@C_O_Y_I) October 11, 2017
@Lord_Sugar West Ham's trophy cabinet may be more sparse than your glamorous Spurs space. Lots of effort and history has made the space. ⚒️
— Jon Hall (@castlefieldjon) October 11, 2017
‘As much as West Ham’s trophy room’ – Lord Sugar, well same amount as spurs you dopey left wing mug
— Alex⚒ (@WHUFCAlex) October 11, 2017
— Stephen Prestwich (@StevePrestwich) October 11, 2017
— Joe Robinson (@RealJoeRobinson) October 11, 2017
Alan Sugar just slagged off West Ham to Karen Brady on the Apprentice.
What is life?
— West Ham Place (@WestHamPlace) October 11, 2017
@WestHamUtd Oi Lord Sugar, whats with the low dig at WHU on your show tonight? Spuds won't win a trophy for yrs as they payoff their stadium
— Kevin Phillips (@KPKPKP13) October 11, 2017