Joorabchian: West Ham have been lieing and cheating over Tevez and Mascherano

Last updated at 12:28 29 February 2008


Kia Joorabchian has insisted again he has the evidence to prove West Ham broke third-party ownership rules after being fined £5.5million over the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano affair.

The Iranian-businessman has

brought a £7.1m court action

against the Hammers, who filed

their defence yesterday.

But Joorabchian said: “Time's

ticking and the

implications are

immense,

because I will be

amazed if up to

10 Premier

League clubs do

not ask [chief

executive]

Richard

Scudamore to

reopen the case

against them.

“I know they have broken the

rules and broken them badly.

“They have been lieing and

cheating and I promise you I have

brought this court case, not

because of the money but because

it's personal.

“It's time the whole truth came

out. There were agreements in

place, I know it and they know it

and it might have been in

conversations but they were in

front of witnesses, in front of

lawyers — and they write

everything down."

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