West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is no stranger to controversy and now, seemingly not content to keep his thoughts focused on the Hammers, he’s offering up opinions on Crystal Palace’s transfer strategy too.
Clearly, following an initial spurt of interest in the Belgian striker from the Irons this summer, Sullivan now feels fully qualified to discuss what we at Selhurst Park should and shouldn’t be spending on our transfer targets, despite having plenty to occupy his thoughts ahead of the new season at the Olympic Stadium.
Many will rightly suggest that the West Ham co-chairman has shown a remarkable lack of class in offering a direct opinion on the strategy of another football club, but given his colourful past, we shouldn’t be surprised in the slightest by his questionable moral stance.
Whether you look towards the fortune he made as a young man from the pornography industry, his 71 day spell in prison after being convicted of living from immoral earnings or the spectacularly cringeworthy decision to allow his son Jack to “break” West Ham’s transfer news via his Twitter account; we are not dealing with a man who you would trust to exercise caution when presented with an opportunity to pour fuel on to an already raging fire.
I dare say, were Steve Parish to start passing judgement on West Ham’s potential incoming business he and his son would have something rather outlandish to say about it in a public setting, but then Sullivan has never struck us as the sort of man who is happy to play by the rules he would readily impose on others.
Still, any sane individual would have to question the wisdom of a fully gown man who is regularly seen in public voluntarily wearing a Russian army hat. It’s really not a good look David, trust us.