Ray Winstone says West Ham ideal for Olympic stadium

Ray Winstone says his beloved West Ham United must be chosen as the anchor tenants of the Olympic stadium.

Ray Winstone says his beloved West Ham United must be chosen as the anchor tenants of the Olympic stadium.

The famous British actor wrote in the Daily Mail: "I keep hearing this word ‘legacy’ but I think it’s been overused to the point where people don’t really know what it means. For me, the word legacy is simply about what we are going to leave for our future generations.

"I remember when I was a boy my Dad used to take me to the cinema in east London every Wednesday and I used to watch the actors on the big screen and thought ‘I want to do what that geezer does’. It’s exactly the same for the kids around us today. We need to give them something to aspire to.

"West Ham’s Vice-Chairman Karren Brady has said that if the club are chosen, they are determined to create an arena that can be used for athletics, football and the community. This means that young kids will be able to follow in my footsteps and see their idols and role models up close every week, while also getting involved in skills coaching that the West Ham community department provide. It’s the perfect match."

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