West Ham Demand Apology From Sky Sports Following Criticism of the Club

​West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan have made a complaint to Sky Sports following the broadcaster's coverage of their side on panel show Sunday Supplement.

The panel of journalists consisting of Matt Law, Jonathan Liew and Matt Dickenson discussed Gold, Sullivan and Karen Brady's running of the club, and their criticism sparked a complaint after the West Ham bosses deemed it inaccurate.

A comment from Liew is believed to be what really riled up the West Ham owners. On the running of the Hammers, the Guardian journalist said: "There is a culture that basically everybody's got their hands in the till."

David Sullivan,David Gold

According to a report in the ​Daily Mail, Sky have received a legal letter from West Ham, demanding an apology and containing multiple complaints about inaccurate claims made concerning the team's on field performances and business off the pitch.

The panel described ​West Ham's recent campaigns as a series of relegation battles, but the Hammers' owners rubbished these remarked by pointing out that they had finished the last three seasons in 10th, 11th and 13th.

Sunday Supplement is a popular Sunday morning show on Sky Sports, where, hosted by Jacqui Oatley, a panel of national journalists discuss the back pages and the previous day's action. According to the report, a legal complaint against the show from a club is unheard of. 

West Ham's board are renowned for being particularly sensitive to criticism, which they have faced an ever increasing amount of this season.

Lacklustre displays on the pitch this season have not gone down well, with David Moyes failing to inspire any new manager bounce after Manuel Pellegrini's sacking. 

The Hammers sit precariously above the bottom three, with just goal difference separating them from ​Bournemouth in the relegation zone.

Fans have also been critical of the move to the London Stadium. Although a financially beneficial move as taxpayer's money still contributes towards the ground, the distance from stands to the pitch and lack of atmosphere has proved unpopular among supporters.

Source : 90min