West Ham Donate Part of Tevez Fee
West Ham have announced that will donate £500,000 from the fee received for Carlos Tevez to the Football Foundation. The contribution will be earmarked specifically for the creation of football mini-pitches in the London Borough of Newham.
Whilst I welcome this gesture, especially as a Newham resident, I can't help feeling it could prove to be an own goal in terms of the club's public relations. I think they would have been better to just donate the money without mentioning the Tevez fee.
I can't help thinking that a lot of the West Ham hating press will say that West Ham only donated a quarter of the money that they should never have received in the first place.