By Will Butcher
Tottenham fans have mocked David Gold on Twitter after the West Ham co-owner claimed the London Stadium was the biggest in London.
West Ham’s ground holds a sizeable 60,000 fans, but remains a huge 30,000 away from Wembley which is situated around 17 miles away in England’s capital.
Gold claimed on his personal Twitter account that the London Stadium was the “biggest stadium in London” and claimed the Hammers “should be proud of it”.
Having the biggest stadium in London and second in the PL is a meaningful and valid point and we should be proud of it. dg. I am pic.twitter.com/VNgS1vmrgI
— David Gold (@davidgold) March 9, 2017
However, Spurs fans were quick to notice the former Birmingham City joint owner’s mistake on Twitter, describing him as “delusional” and “a comedian” in response to Gold’s verdict.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
lol I hope you stay in charge David West Ham have no chance of progressing with delusional owners ????????????
— Harry houdini (@BenJSpelling) March 9, 2017
they genuinely think they got 1 over on us
— magic mauricio (@yidoo90) March 9, 2017
it isn't yours though. I rent a flat near Wimbledon. Lovely place, lovely area. Don't own it…
— gareth (@GarethSmith87) March 9, 2017
See you soon. pic.twitter.com/0zb1TKlf16
— TottenhamJohn (@Johnofspurs) March 9, 2017
This tweet hasn't gone down well Dave has it……….. ????
— HopSpur (@hop_spur) March 9, 2017
DG's tweets are always a pleasure to read. Sooooo funny ! Best East End comedian since Mike Read !
— The Glory Boys (@thegloryboys) March 9, 2017
Keep telling yourselves this goldy ????????????????
— Vinny (@TaylaVinny) March 9, 2017
The London Stadium has come under huge criticism this season, with security concerns, a lack of fans’ attendance to matches and the Hammers home form all causes for scrutiny.
However, West Ham’s new home was still voted Stadium of the Year for 2016 by five architectural experts on Wednesday, despite the criticism levelled at it throughout the season.
Spurs are yet to play at the London Stadium this season, as they travel to West Ham’s home on May 6 in the north London outfit’s third-last game of the season.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Merson has predicted Spurs’ FA Cup clash against Millwall this weekend.