Hammers United snub meeting proposal

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 29th January 2020

Hammers United have rejected an offer to meet members of West Ham United's board ahead of tonight's Premier League clash with Liverpool.

The supporters' group have requested a meeting with owners David Sullivan and David Gold but were offered the opportunity to meet with fellow directors of the club - a proposal that has been rejected.

On our terms only: the group have rejected plans to meet

"Hammers United can confirm that the club has in the last 48 hours reached out to both us and WHUISA with proposals to meet with members of its unofficial OSB [Official Supporters Board] and senior directors of the club prior to this evening's match against Liverpool," read a statement published by the group on Wednesday morning.

"A second proposal has also been received directly from David Sullivan, which is encouraging. Both proposals have however been declined and we currently await David Sullivan's reply to our simple request.

"In line with the wishes of our members, the committee continues to request open and unfettered dialogue directly with the owners.

"And, in line with the West Ham United For Change initiative, we have asked for a meeting with the owners to be scheduled with Hammers United, WHUISA and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Football Supporters Association."

The club are keen to prevent a second planned protest, scheduled for Saturday, 29 February before the match against Southampton, from proceeding.

However Hammers United will not consider meeting anyone other than the owners in order to discuss their demands - especially members of the club's OSB, which has been branded undemocratic and illegitimate.

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