August 12, 2022

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English club renames grandstand after famous serial killer

Run! Without doing it on purpose, Southend United Club (English D5) made a huge mistake by renaming the name of an infamous serial killer in the United Kingdom. Together with estate agency Gilbert & Rose, the two parties have agreed to rename the West Stand at Roots Hall Stadium as the Gilbert & Rose West Stand.

For us, the French, nothing a priori is a problem. SBesides, in our neighbors across the Channel, the surname Rose West is associated with ten murders of young women in the 1970s and 1980s, along with her husband Fred West. He is currently serving a life sentence.

Too young a sales force fault

Faced with controversy and criticism from supporters, the Southend club refused to change the name of its stand before reconsidering its position. to do Speech game This Thursday, its president Ron Martin told himself “awkward” He announced a name change due to circumstances. “I have spoken to the club’s CEO Tom Lawrence and we will change the name of the stand”It will be renamed the “Gilbert and Rose Sponsored West Stand”.

To explain this unfortunate error, Ron Martin blames the youth of some of his teams. “I don’t think the business people were born when the tragedy happened, so I think that’s why it happened.”, he says. Still older, he continues: “To be honest, this decision should be left to more experienced people, which it isn’t.”

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