Kevin Phillips has ripped into West Ham vice-chairwoman Karren Brady and dismissed her claim the Premier League season should be declared null and void as “quite incredible”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the Hammers executive was acting out of self-interest, with her club currently above the relegation zone on goal difference alone, and there is zero chance of it happening.
Writing in a column for The Sun, Brady argued that the current campaign should be wiped from the record books due to the Coronavirus pandemic and Liverpool left without the league title.
But Phillips believes that she is floating the idea out of a self-serving desire to preserve the Irons’ top flight status.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It’s bizarre. I can’t see that happening in a month of Sundays because the repercussions of doing that are quite incredible.
“I think it’s just a case of thinking about her own team. Listen, no-one exactly knows what’s going to happen.
“People are on about scrapping the whole season and starting again next year, is that fair? I don’t know. Again, give Liverpool the title and relegate the bottom three, is that fair? I don’t think it is.
“Everybody’s got their own agenda and their own opinion. Karren Brady, working for West Ham, she wants what’s best for her club.
“I certainly don’t see that happening.”
West Ham have eight games left to play in the Premier League this season, but face a tricky run in, with matches against Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves, Chelsea, and Manchester United still to come.
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