Following Davids post last night I responded and today recieved an email from him, below is that un edited email and my response. My post was not rude or insulting and I stand by it and these are my views.
DAVID BAKER SAID
"i gave endless hours of free time to CIFC and this is the respect i get...your comments are a disgrace and very hurtful....i did my best you know and tried to build awareness.....i am just mystified as to your outburst...."
MY RESPONSE WAS
"I am sorry you feel that way David but I cannot understand how you see my comments as hurtful, in your post you said that you made the decision to move, not your board or anyone else, but you!!
I agree you supported Canvey and while doing so where very positive etc, etc, you like Jeff have moved on, that is fine!!
I am a football supporter and I am desperately passionate about my club, I cannot accept that a true supporter of my team can move on to another team.
If as has been indicated tonight the decision was not yours but your boards, that is not what you said, if it is the case I apologise to you for my comments personally, however my comments to Classic Gold Breeze remain the same, you supported us when things where going well but decided not to support us when we needed support, for commercial reasons.
This is Canvey Island FC, this is my life, this is my passion, this is not just a marketing opportunity for Classic Gold Breeze.
If your post said:
I am a Canvey Fan and will always support Canvey, but my company has decided to move on for commercial reasons, I am gutted but understand their reasons, however I will continue to support the club as a fan. My comments would have been very different to you personally, but still negative to your company.
That is not what happened you said you could not justify an ongoing relationship for business reasons, I am sorry but we are not a marketing opportunity, we are real people desperately worried about the future of our club.
Try to compare what would happen if a major sponsor of Tottenham said "Spurs never managed to finish fourth let’s sponsor Arsenal instead". They would be roasted and sorry mate you made the further mistake of making that announcement on a public forum where people are encouraged to view their opinions, you said that you decided your company should move to one of our major rivals.
You got both barrels of my opinion!!
What did you expect to get!
I wish your company and Billericay well in your commercial venture and on a personal level I wish you well also."