DG: “You shouldn’t be sent off for messing up someone’s hair!”


Co-owner David Gold has elaborated on the club’s reasons for going to law over Andy Carroll’s red card – reported @

And it seems he, and all those inside the club share the majority view of the fans as they bid to seek justice.

Despite this being a matter they would sooner see settled inside the game, outspoken Gold has laid his feelings on the line.

He snapped: ”  “We are a club that understands there are rules and we abide by them. But you have every commentator and 80 per cent of the media saying it wasn’t a sending off.

“Yet Howard Webb reviews the situation afterwards and says he stands by his judgement and when it goes to appeal and three guys stand by Howard Webb you feel ‘how can this be right.

Gold – asked whether having Andy Carroll missing for three  games would have an impact said:  “Of course it could. You can see the impact he has on our football club.

“I feel sorry for him as well – he was absolutely mortified.He was shrugging the guy off, okay he has messed his hair up but I don’t think you should get sent off for messing somebody’s hair up.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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