Gold explains Twitter error!


GoldDavid Gold has explained the error which saw him favourt a tweet calling for Sam Allardyce’s removal as West Ham manager.

The West Ham co chairman had favoured a tweet from a fan which asked: “Is this the day Sam Allardyce will be sacked?”

But this morning Gold has declared to ClaretandHugh exclusively  that he will post the following tweet: “ In light of the reporting this morning I’m going to put a tweet out to clarify what happened on twitter.

After a 33 hour flight from New Zealand, I was in my car scanning through hundreds of tweets and it seems I accidently favourited one.(1/3)

It has made some of the papers today so I should clarify that I did not and would never deliberately or… (2/3)

..intentionally endorse a tweet that questions our manager’s position. Lesson: don’t use twitter when you’re jet lagged! (3/3) dg”

The tweet caused a storm on Twitter and was reported as having left manager Sam Allardyce stunned.”

But Gold told ClaretandHugh: “It was a mistake plain and simple. I feel Twitter is a magnificent way to keep, in touch with the fans – better than newspapers, radio and everything else – so I will continue to use it.

“I have made mistakes in the past in twitter but it’s important for me to get the fans views and respond when I can.”

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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:

    I believe him – I really do – I believe him!

    BFS is a Dead Man Waliking!

  • HammerJeff says:

    At least he’s put the record straight….. I think one thing that may have come to Gold’s attention during all this is the fans feelings on BFS or his “old/new” style have not subsided!

    Dreaded vote of confidence to follow?!

  • Thorshammer says:

    I think the graffiti is on the wall for Sam now, but it’s good to know that the Davids are now paying some attention to what the fans are saying on the web. Sam still refuses to drop his BFF Nolan and his comments after the losses to the two pub teams in NZ are yet more nails in his coffin. The Davids need to sort this situation out before we kick-off against the spuds. It’s obviously beyond our manager to play a new exciting style of football. COYI

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