I do wonder at the wisdom of KUMB running a thread entitled "COWARDS" and reporting on how a handful of Hammers fans were attacked in Green Street by Stoke yobs yesterday. KUMB end the report with the prophesy "The incidents are likely to provoke further problems when West Ham travel to Stoke next weekend for the FA Cup quarter final" and now that is virtually guaranteed.
This sort of "reporting", especially under such a provocative headline, is highly irresponsible. The last thing we need is for our fans to go on the rampage next weekend. I have been hugely impressed with the way rival fans often mix together in the queue for the tube after games, with no sort of violence or intimidation in evidence. That is the new face of football that we should be reporting, not "stoking" (poor pun sorry) aggression and violence by making a mountain out of the molehill of some nasty incidents outside the ground on Saturday.
The best response from West Ham fans next weekend would be to conga in celebration of yet another victory. I fear, however, that thanks to KUMB, some mindless idiots are already planning retaliation. And if it kicks off at Stoke, what will happen at Tottenham?
Very silly on the part of KUMB. Very silly, very irresponsible and very dangerous. Are they really THAT desperate to achieve hits?
And whilst I am about it, why does every visit to KUMB send by Norton Virus checker into overdrive? Clear out the tracking cookies guys, it really aint the right way to treat West Ham fans visiting the site!