Furious DG hits back at ghastly Twitter mock-up


GoldDavid Gold has reacted furiously to a parody Carlton Cole Twitter account which mocked up a picture to make him appear a suspect in the Madeline McCann case.

The account, which was temporarily deactivated, produced a picture that saw Gold’s face superimposed onto a newspaper front page with a ‘Face of Maddie Suspect’ headline. That picture has now been deleted by the account.

Gold responded on Twitter, saying: “I have removed the picture. You are a disgrace and completely out of order. This is not funny or banter.”

It is unclear whether Gold thought this was the real account of the West Ham striker.

 A number of users on the website believed – quite incredibly – it was really Cole, with some commenting that the striker should be sold from the club immediately.

That of course was utter nonsense.

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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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  • Michael Miller says:

    Ridiculous – when we released him there were no takers, so there’s no chance of selling him!

    Note to Hugh – I know it’s a parody Account – my tongue is in my cheek!

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