West Ham United co-owner David Gold has infuriated some fans yet again with a bizarre boast on social media.

West Ham fans have been protesting against Gold and fellow co-owner David Sullivan.
A large section of supporters are deeply unhappy with the way the duo have run the club and a lack of progress made on and off the pitch.
David Gold made matters worse with his comments defending their tenure in interviews with talkSPORT and The Sun.

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Gold continually upsetting West Ham fans

He then infuriated supporters by liking a Twitter post which called West Ham fans ‘morons’ – read full story here.
And now Gold has upset some West Ham fans yet again.
The Hammers co-owner took to Twitter and retweeted a Premier League net spend list which claimed the Hammers have the eighth highest net spend since 2016 – when the club moved from their beloved Upton Park to Stratford on the back of pledges it would take the club to the next level.
The chart says West Ham have spent £163 million net since 2016.

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Bizarre retweet when there’s nothing to shout about

But Gold re-posting it in his latest attempt to defend his and Sullivan’s tenure, was extremely ill-advised.
He was savaged by fans and one must ask if being EIGHTH on a list is anything to be proud of? Particularly after the promises made over spending on moving stadiums.
The old saying goes that generally the league table is reflective of the teams that not only spend money, but spend it well.
So is being a rather mediocre eighth on that list anything to shout about?
 

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Fans hit out at Gold on Twitter

Then there is the fact the likes of Wolves, Brighton, Everton and Aston Villa are all above West Ham in this particular table.
All that appears lost on Gold, though, who retweeted it for his near 300,000 followers to see.
If he was in any doubt of the strength of feeling against him, Sullivan and vice-chairman Karren Brady he only needed to check some of the responses.
Here are a selection of responses to Gold’s retweet.

‘It’s not what you spend, it’s how you spend’

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