Why does this matter?
It matters because West Ham were selected by OPLC to have the stadium after the games, against competition from Tottenham Hotspur.
Ironically, according to the Telegraph, Knight also previously worked for Newham Council, West Ham's partner in the stadium bid.
West Ham are not best pleased with the media slant and insinuations, and have launched legal action against Tottenham Hotspur and the Sunday Times over claims of the "secret" payments.
The concept of "secret cash payments" relating to football is hardly new, if FIFA's soiled reputation is anything to go by. However, if West Ham have been unfairly maligned they are right fight for their reputation. That being said, they should bear in mind that it is not just the "legal susbtsance" of these payments but how they look to everyone else that have done the damage.
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