Karren Brady claims Harry Redknapp has killed off credibility surrounding the Olmpic Stadium bid.
Brady wrote in a column for The Sun: “To demolish the Olympic Stadium would be an outrageous waste of money and resources.
“The energy used to build it for Â£500million, knock it down and then rebuild a football ground would be the equivalent of running the Olympic Stadium for nigh on 90 years.
“Let me put it another way. The Spurs bid is equivalent to building more than 100 new primary schools – then bulldozing each and every one of them after just four weeks.
“Still, Tottenham have clearly decided North London is no longer good enough, which is why former legacy champion Sir Keith Mills and Daniel Levy have their eyes on moving closer to Canary Wharf. Is football only ever about money?
“Theirs is a Spur of the moment money-making bid. Ours is a phenomenal partnership proposal which came together with a true United approach.’
Brady went on to say Redknapp’s claims ended any chance Spurs had of winning the bid:
“For my mind, his words ended up being a form of Harry-kiri that sounded the death knell on any credibility Tottenham had to getting support outside N17.
“Actually, scrub that. They don’t even want the Tottenham plan inside N17. You would have thought someone who grew up with claret and blue in his blood would understand why we have to leave the beloved Boleyn behind.”
Brady also rubbished several other aspects of Tottenham’s bid, from the finances, to the claims that they will fill the stadium with more ease than West Ham, and the backing of Pele.
“We’ve also heard from Pele apparently endorsing the Tottenham proposal.
“Good job he didn’t have to mention that in 2009 when he successfully asked the IOC to give the 2016 Games to Brazil.
“But this comes from a man who also endorses Viagra, at least that’s one product that stands up!”
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