West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has been criticised by one of the club’s prominent supporter groups.

West Ham fans have been protesting against co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold and their vice-chair Brady this season.

More than 8,500 Hammers supporters joined a march against the board before the win over Southampton.

And another mass protest – led by disaffected West Ham fan group Hammers United – is planned for the home game against Burnley in April.

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Sullivan and Gold keeping low profile amid protests

With the board under intense scrutiny from fans, Sullivan and Gold have been keeping a low profile of late.

But the same cannot be said for Brady.

The 50-year-old Baroness – who once famously said West Ham had ‘no culture’ (talkSPORT) – has been busy promoting another column with a a well known tabloid newspaper.

Brady is immensely unpopular among a large section of West Ham fans. Much of that is down to her leading role in the move from Upton Park to the London Stadium.

Now she has caused another stir by blocking influential West Ham fan group West Ham United Independent Supporters Association on Twitter.

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Brady criticised after announcing new tabloid column

The WHUISA regularly highlights misgivings it has with the way the club is run.

But that does not appear to have gone down well with Apprentice star Brady. The Hammers chief has hit the block button for WHUISA on the social networking site.

 

It adds further ammunition to the raison d’être of the likes of Hammers United which has been trying to hold talks with the owners for some time without success.

Yesterday WHUISA criticised Brady for taking on another newspaper column and urged her to leave the club.

“Another business venture for the part time West Ham CEO,” WHUISA said on Twitter.

“Won’t email but will tweet you directly (instead). Karren Brady please leave West Ham so you can focus on the brand and charge £59 to watch videos and we can have a full-time CEO who treats fans with respect.”

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Vice-chairman blocks Hammers fan group on Twitter

Then yesterday evening WHUISA revealed they had been blocked on Twitter by Brady.

WHUISA shared the vice-chairman’s comments on freedom of speech from 2018 to highlight what it sees as ironic double standards.

“‘We are lucky to live in a country which values freedom of expression and freedom of speech’ – Karren Brady 2018.

“Thanks for the block, won’t stop WHUISA asking for you as our part-time CEO to go for the good of West Ham and its supporters #UnitedWeStand #WHUnitedforChange.”

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