West Ham owner Sullivan forks out £100,000 to fly Michail Antonio home from Jamaica duty on private jet for Wolves clash

DAVID SULLIVAN paid a staggering £100,000 to fly West Ham ace Michail Antonio home from Jamaica on a private flight.

Hammers’ majority owner Sullivan dipped into his pocket to get his star striker back from international duty yesterday.

West Ham owner David Sullivan splashed out £100k to get Michail Antonio home from Jamaica duty quicker


West Ham owner David Sullivan splashed out £100k to get Michail Antonio home from Jamaica duty quickerCredit: Instagram @michailantonio
Antonio was flown home in style in a bid to be fresh for Saturday's game against Wolves


Antonio was flown home in style in a bid to be fresh for Saturday’s game against WolvesCredit: Instagram @michailantonio

And this means Antonio will be fresh and ready for training today ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wolves.

The 31-year-old scored both the Reggae Boys’ goals in their 1-1 World Cup qualifying draws against El Salvador and the United States.

Antonio is enjoying another good season at the London Stadium with seven goals in all competitions so far for David Moyes’ high-flying Hammers.

Sullivan, 72, has also appointed his sons Jack and David Jr to the club’s board of directors.

Daniel Cunningham, the son-in-law of joint-chairman David Gold, has also been added to the list of directors.

It is part of a boardroom reshuffle following Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky’s purchase of a 27 per cent stake in a deal worth more than £180million.


Kretinsky, 46, is now the second biggest shareholder behind Sullivan.

Meanwhile, West Ham have pleaded with fans not to try and get into Rapid Vienna’s stadium at next week’s Europa League clash in Austria.

The Hammers ‘reluctantly’ accepted a Uefa ban on travelling support at the game – despite it leaving thousands of punters out of pocket.

More than 1,700 tickets have already been sold to supporters, who forked out hundreds of pounds on travel and accommodation to watch next Thursday’s tie.

But Uefa fined the Hammers £25,500 and banned away supporters for one game as punishment following crowd trouble in their 2-2 draw at Genk a fortnight ago.

Skipper Declan Rice branded Monday’s decision as ‘laughable’ in a now-deleted tweet.

Yesterday, the club said: “A small number of ticketless individuals caused disturbances and illegally gained entrance to Genk’s stadium.

“West Ham condemn the behaviour of this group and we are working to identify them following their actions, which have now ultimately led to our supporters – the vast majority of whom behaved impeccably in Belgium – being punished.

“West Ham strongly urges supporters NOT to travel to Vienna.

“Any attempt to enter the stadium could lead to further sanctions for the individuals and the club.”

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Michail Antonio shows his skills in training

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