West Ham supporters have reacted with anger after club chairman David Gold suggested to a supporter that he shouldn’t renew his season ticket if he was unsure.

The fan in question, turned to the Irons chief looking for some reassurance given their current plight and the lack of direction they seem to be heading in.

But rather than offer a note of positivity, Gold chose to cut down the supporter with his reply, questioning their commitment instead.

And the West Ham faithful jumped on the chief after witnessing his response and questioned Gold’s role at the club, pointing to a number promises he had not fulfilled.

One fan said, ‘David that’s an awful answer. Considering the level of football we have been treated to, plus the failings of the board, plus our recruiting process. I would have suggested a positive response rather than turn onto the fan and question his loyalty and commitment.’

While another added, ‘The owners of our club aren’t 50% committed. If they were we wouldn’t be in the sorry mess we are. Look inward, look in the mirror and ask yourself why the three of you are destroying our club.’

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Clearly, emotions are running high in the east end of London, as the team attempts to stave off the threat of relegation.

Three points is all that separates David Moyes’ side from the drop zone following a 4-1 pummelling at the hands of Swansea last time out.

There is though some good news on the injury front, with Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins both back in contention after missing the defeat in Wales.

Here is a selection of Twitter reactions from the chairman’s response:



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