West Ham United statement

West Ham United welcome the BBC’s Editorial Complaints Unit upholding the LLDC’s complaint against the biased reporting in the ‘Hammers Struck Gold’ programme, aired on 6 August 2015.

It was clear from the outset of the project, when the production team first approached West Ham to take part in filming, that their line of questioning was heavily biased and on that basis the Club chose not to take part.
The Club did however, in good faith,  issue a statement to the programme makers outlining the Club’s position on the important issues raised. Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, only a small section of that statement was reflected in the programme.
It is now clear that the documentary should never have aired in the format that it did and we therefore hope that its producers will now do the right thing and issue an apology to West Ham United for the biased reporting contained within it.