By Will Butcher
Gary Lineker has questioned West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady over comments she made about the culture of the club.
Brady, 47, claimed the club had “no culture” when she was joined the club in 2009, after David Sullivan and David Gold took over the Hammers.
Ex-England international Lineker, now the host of BBC’s Match of the Day, responded in a surprised manner on his personal Twitter account as he asked if her comments were “some sort of joke.”
Trust this was some sort of joke? https://t.co/M3fKIHwUfn
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 5, 2016
Brady’s controversial comment was quoted by Owen Gibson, the Guardian’s chief sports correspondent, on his personal Twitter account.
She was also quoted as saying that the move to the London Stadium was an opportunity to “rebrand” the club.
Karren Brady says Olympic Stadium was an opportunity to "rebrand" the club. Also says club had "no culture" when she arrived.
— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) October 5, 2016
The relocation to the former Olympic Stadium has been met with a belligerent response from the Hammers faithful, with many criticising it in comparison to Upton Park.
Fans have criticised the transport links, lack of police protection, rules regarding standing during home matches and the atmosphere compared to their old stadium.
It has shown on the pitch, too. Many fans believe their dismal form is partly down to the new location of their home, as manager Slaven Bilic has seen his side win just once in seven league games.
The future of the Hammers boss continues to become more and more uncertain, as the East London-based outfit sit in the Premier League relegation zone; a far cry from last season’s seventh-placed finish.