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Erasing the O’s from footie history

11th February 2011

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The Fulham Supporters’ Trust has received communication from the editor of an independent fanzine for Leyton Orient FC voicing grave concerns for the future of the club if the use of the Olympic Games stadium, post 2012, were to be awarded to either of two equally dislikeable Premier League clubs.

The Board of Directors of Leyton Orient FC issued a statement on 23rd. January, 2011 and this may be read on: 

http://www.leytonorient.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10439~2273878,00.html#continue

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust notes that neither Tottenham Hotspur FC nor West Ham United FC has consulted with their fans whether they desire to occupy the Olympic stadium. Fans of the former have organised a petition against such a move and a poll of fans of the latter was overwhelmingly against.

Despite West ham United being chosen (on 11th. February, 2011) as the preferred bidder by Olympic Park Legacy Committee (OPLC), this requires ratification from two government departments and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

However, the OLPC’s choice has brought immediate and negative reaction from The Football Supporters’ Federation (http://www.fsf.org.uk/news/Hammers-win-race-for-Olympic-Stadium.php), not least for the potentially detrimental consequences for Leyton Orient.

Please help the O’s by sending an e-mail to the Mayor of London at the following address: [email protected]

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