The board will have undoubtedly hoped that some of their words would have cooled interest in the demonstration, but instead, it looks like they’ve thrown fuel on the fire.
One supporter on Twitter thanked them from the organisers of the protest Hammers United for doing everything they can to get fans to support the protest this week, while another said that they’ve changed their mind and will now be attending and one more urged fellow fans to be there in force after the comments…
I’d just like to place on record, on behalf of everyone at Hammers United, my thanks to @davidgold Karen Brady and David Sullivan for doing everything they can this week to support the protest. Those interviews should really help get the numbers ⚒ pic.twitter.com/zpVXFbuEwm
— Andrew Byrne (@byrney1983) January 16, 2020
— Hammers United (@HammersUnited2) January 16, 2020
They really couldn’t have done a better job special thanks to gold for his special contribution “The best thing that we’ve ever done since we’ve been here is taking our football club to the Olympic stadium “
— peterboroughiron (@peterboroughir2) January 16, 2020
Done the complete opposite.
Gone from not caring to wanting to attend the protest and getting many to join me.
— Adam (@adambrown93) January 16, 2020
I can 100% say I reckon they have made EVERY West Ham fan more angry and want to protest even more…
— RickyG89 (@Ricky_Gavin) January 16, 2020
I asked fans if this week’s Gold, Sullivan & Brady interviews had dissuaded them from attending tomorrow’s anti-board demo. At time of writing, not one has replied ‘yes’. Plenty have replied similarly to Adam. https://t.co/nz1wgrKN1W
— KUMB.com (@kumbdotcom) January 17, 2020
I hope to meet as many likeminded West Ham fans at the protest on Saturday as I can
Let’s be there in force & be there as 1
— erol (@erolwhu) January 16, 2020
And none of it matters. The protest is happening!
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) January 16, 2020