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West Ham chief Sullivan: Stadium criticism just jealousy and envy

West Ham chief David Sullivan is proud of their deal for the Olympic stadium.

It was revealed this week that the Hammers will pay just £2.5m a year in rent to make the 60,000-seater stadium their new home.

“We've done a great job for West Ham but believe you me, we've done a great job for the nation, too," said Sullivan.

“We've done great job for the country, we've done great for jobs in Newham, for tourism, for business for Westfield – this is a win, win for everybody.

“It's jealousy and envy, which is a British trait. They love to pull people down. They love to moan.

“We're a high profile London club, we've got a fantastic stadium and we now may threaten some of the big clubs because we've got a big capacity.

“This is a good deal for everybody. From the bottom of my heart I really believe that."

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