Tottenham's plans 'horrify' Livingstone

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Ken Livingstone has said he would be horrified if Tottenham were successful in their bid to take over the Olympic Stadium because of the "horrendous" cost to the environment.

The former London mayor said the 'carbon footprint' cost of demolishing the stadium after the 2012 Games was unacceptable.

"I would be horrified at the thought, if Tottenham get it, that you demolish a stadium we've just spent £400m building," Livingstone said. "The carbon cost of a stadium is horrendous. To demolish it? There's a carbon footprint cost here which is just not acceptable."