West Ham United co-owner David Gold has been savaged by the club’s fans once again.
Gold, his fellow co-owner David Sullivan and their vice-chairman Karren Brady are unpopular with a large section of West Ham’s fanbase.
Supporters have been campaigning – both physically and online – for them to leave before and during lockdown.
West Ham fans show strength of feeling towards owners remains despite best season for 35 years
Sullivan and Gold have stepped away from the spotlight somewhat in recent years as a result.
But any hopes GSB – as they are now commonly acronymed – may have that West Ham’s best season for 35 years would help quel fan ire look bleak.
That’s after Gold was savaged by Hammers fans once again on Twitter.
The 84-year-old took to social media to pass on a message from West Ham star Pablo Fornals in the wake of the narrow defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.
Gold savaged after passing on Pablo’s message
“Pablo Fornals says West Ham fans can be proud of how their side are performing after running Man City desperately close on Saturday,” Gold posted on Twitter alongside a picture of the Spanish midfielder.
“The Hammers remain fourth – the highest-placed club in London – in the Premier League despite their valiant defeat by Pep Guardiola’s side. DG.”
It is fair to say the positive message was met with a very negative response. You can see the full spectrum of responses by clicking on the post above.
Many fans posted the hashtag #GSBOUT. Others criticised Gold and Sullivan again for failing to sign a striker in January and several urged the owners to leave.
Fans were quick to tell Gold West Ham were enjoying a good season ‘in spite’ of him, Sullivan and Brady.
No winners in face of Gold’s Twitter persistence
Some were less confrontational and praised Fornals.
Others pleaded with Gold to invest in the squad and David Moyes’s desired scouting network in the summer.
Gold’s post and the reaction to it raises several questions. It cannot be good for a pensioner to read some of the abuse he receives. But by the same token nobody should be forced off of social media.
But on the flip side Gold and Sullivan do themselves no favours at times.
Fans will likely never get over being uprooted from their beloved Upton Park on the back of promises they feel have not been fulfilled.
And Gold recently deliberately went out of his way to make a sarcastic response to one Hammers supporter.
Gold simply said ‘Thank you’ in a response to a disgruntled Hammers fan sent to him in March 2020.
The fan had said: “You are the reason we are where we are in the league go back to Birmingham.”
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