West Ham fan on club’s supporters’ board marched with Democratic Football Lads Alliance

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A representative on West Ham United’s newly formed Official Supporters’ Board has placed the club in an awkward position after expressing support for the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, a group condemned by anti-racism campaigners.

Greg Smith, who was present when the board held its first meeting with Karren Brady, West Ham’s vice-chairman, and other club officials last week, was asked by the Guardian whether his attendance at October’s DFLA march in London was compatible with his position as a fan representative.

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