Upton Park co-chief did not travel to the Eastlands because of his side’s poor away record.
West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan did not travel to watch his side’s defeat against Manchester City because he knew the Hammers would lose.
Sullivan as well as co-owner David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady chose not to make the 433-mile round trip, and watched the 2-1 loss on television.
Gold has recently been in hospital, where he was treated for cholangitis – an infection of the common bile duct – and septicaemia.
West Ham remain bottom of the Premier League, three points from safety with only three games left to play.
They have won only twice away from Upton Park in the league this season, but will need to add to this tally in their final away game of the season against fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic.
The Hammers also face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday while their final game of the season is against Sunderland.
But Sullivan claims he was not the only Irons supporter to miss the Eastlands trip and has donated the money it would have cost to go to the game to charity.
“Watching our poor away performances week after week, and not having the ability to influence things, has impacted on us,” Sullivan explained.
“My family think I’m mad devoting so much time and money to the club and, as the match was on TV, I decided to watch it on TV.
“We couldn’t influence the result, we donated the cost of a private plane to a charity for terminally ill children, we thought that would do more good.
“Had it not been on TV we would have been there. None of us draw any salary or expenses from West Ham United. We are not £20,000-£60,000-a-week footballers.
“We only took 1,100 supporters. Like us, the bulk of the West Ham United supporters preferred to watch it on TV. We’ll be at Wigan, as will 4,500 supporters.”