Sky TV presenter, Eamonn Holmes has been made to apologise after comparing the showers at West Ham United’s East London ground to the gas chambers at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
Holmes, 98, is already under fire and has been forced to apologise after comparing the throwing of a few empty bottles at the Manchester United team bus by West Ham supporters on Tuesday night to the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death before an FA Cup semi-final in 1989.
In an embittered outburst following Tuesday’s 3-2 Hammers victory, United fan Holmes, said: “If it wasn’t for the fact that hot water and not Zyklon B gas was coming from those showerheads, the whole Manchester United team could have been gassed and their bodies shoved into the industrial oven in the kitchen. It’s disgusting and typical of the treatment Man Utd get across the country…, especially from cockneys”
Holmes’s controversial rant is being compared to a similar incident in 1999, when the Arsenal FC manager, Arsene Wenger, compared a shoulder charge by West Ham hardman defender, Julian “The Terminator” Dicks, on the Arsenal striker, Perry Groves, to the 1692, Massacre At Glencoe.