League One side Leyton Orient have requested a judicial review into the decision to award West Ham United the Olympic Stadium.
Orient have joined Tottenham in heading to the courts over the decision, with both parties unhappy at the £40m loan that Newham Borough Council gave to the company responsible for running the stadium, which West Ham will then rent.
Os owner and chairman Barry Hearn told Sky Sports News: “The whole plan is that we do not want West Ham in the Olympic Stadium, it is black and white, we think they are on our patch.
“We think various parties have acted unlawfully and illegally and they need to be called to task. We have started today with the official announcement we have submitted for judicial review an application request against Newham Borough Council.
“The £40m has been illegal and unlawful, it is not what a council should be doing, they do not have the powers and have acted beyond their powers to give this £40m loan.
“It represents a state subsidy, a subsidy of a Premier League football club which is against European and British competition laws, we are very solid in our case and we will pursue this to the bitter end.
“We follow this with judicial applications against the Government, the Minister of Sport, the Mayor of London, and we take action against the Premier League for breaching their own rules as well.”
Hearn has claimed in the past that the Hammers’ proposed move near to Orient’s Brisbane Road home could put his club in jeopardy.
And he added: “This is an all-encompassing charge by Leyton Orient, a battle by the little man against the big forces of evil if you like.
“This represents a challenge to our future and we have no choice but to fight our corner, and we believe we have right on our side.”