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.
@davidgold I’m 50/50 on if I should renew our season tickets. What would you say to convince me ???
— Mark (@Stanwhu1) March 5, 2018
Mark if I was only 50% committed to my club I wouldn’t renew my season ticket. I hope that helps. dg https://t.co/g4NOw4Xwf2
— David Gold (@davidgold) March 6, 2018
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.’
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:
I really don't think the board give a shit to be honest. even if a lot of us don't renew our season tickets they'll still have several thousand arsenal fans buying
— no1 west ham fan (@ham_no1) March 6, 2018
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.
— Mark Shurben-Browne (@MarkShurben) March 6, 2018
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 and ask yourself why the three of you are destroying our club.
— The Unknown Barman (@UnknownBarman) March 6, 2018
I'm 100 % committed to the club, but am less the 1% committed to the board #BOARDOUT
— Gez Barton (@bartong2011) March 6, 2018
How commited are you and Sullivan? Maybe you should consider your own positions?! #BOARDOUT
— Geoffro (@GeoffGaler) March 6, 2018
In other West Ham news, insider: Double fitness boost ahead of clash v Burnley.