Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has confirmed that his League One club will be applying for a groundshare of the Olympic Stadium with neighbours West Ham United.
The Olympic Back Slapping Committee will meet to decide in the weeks leading up to the Games this July in Stratford as the failure to so far confirm a tenant is embarrassing the OBSC, Boris Johnson and The Tory government. The original decision to give it to the Shammers was withdrawn after reports of a cosy relationship between two senior WHU and OBSC employees.
An Orient blogger who lives in the flats on the corner of the ground, overheard a conversation while walking his dog this morning. "Hearn wants half of the £40 million promised to West Ham by Newham Council. Since when has Premier League football been funded by tax-payers money? Everyone wants a piece of that pie."
A Foofball League told the sloof he thinks it will be great for lower league teams to play at the Stadium, although ironic when Dagenham and Redbridge play Leyton Orient as both set of fans are known to taunt each other for 90 minutes with the chant "You all support West Ham"
When asked for an opinion Mayor of London Boris Johnson replied "Leyton who?" David Gold & David Sullivan were busy filming a new adult movie for a Sunday Sport promotion and could not be contacted for comment.