01 Jun '11, 11pm

Airasia owner and lifelong West Ham fan Tony Fernandes says he's made a bid to buy the recently-relegated club

Airasia owner and lifelong West Ham fan Tony Fernandes says he's made a bid to buy the recently-relegated club

'For all you West Ham fans an offer has gone to the present owners of West Ham. Let's see if they accept,' Mr Fernandes, the owner of the AirAsia airline and Formula One's Team Lotus, said on his Twitter page. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON - MALAYSIAN businessman Tony Fernandes announced on Wednesday he had bid for West Ham following their recent relegation from the English Premier League. 'For all you West Ham fans an offer has gone to the present owners of West Ham. Let's see if they accept,' Mr Fernandes, the owner of the AirAsia airline and Formula One's Team Lotus, said on his Twitter page. Mr Fernandes made his announcement on the same day as the London club's current owners, David Sullivan and David Gold, unveiled Sam Allardyce as the new Hammers boss after they sacked Avram Grant barely an hour following relegation from the top tier of English football. A lifelong fan of th...

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