By Noel Whelan

17th Mar, 2020 | 7:00am

Exclusive: Ex-striker savages Karren Brady after latest West Ham comments

Noel Whelan has claimed West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady’s suggestion that the season should be ‘null and void’ is a case of “sour grapes”. 

The former Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claims to not cancel the season would be “to waste everyone’s hard work”.

Brady had called for the season to be declared ‘null and void’ in her newspaper column on Saturday following the spread of coronavirus.

When asked if he agreed with the views of the Hammers board member, Whelan told Football Insider: “It is sour grapes all the way through.

“Not one person can make this decision. Her opinion is the wrong one in my opinion.

“For sure she would want a conclusion to the season now, as a fan, of a team that might be down there… Of course, she would want to finish because you are protecting your own interests. Everyone is thinking the same thing! I do not think anyone is going to take too much notice of that one right now.

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“The right thing is everyone gets their heads together and we get a conclusion but it cannot be null and void. That would be to waste everyone’s hard work at the clubs and the players on the field and the fans who have come week in week out. They deserve it.”

Brady defended her comments on her personal Twitter account yesterday after she received criticism for suggesting the idea.

The Irons are currently in 16th place, only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the club hierarchy is unhappy with Diangana’s treatment at West Brom.