Gold blames jetlag for derogatory tweet about Hammers boss Sam

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has blamed jet-lag for a social media act that suggested he wanted to see Sam Allardyce leave his role as the club’s manager.

Gold blames jetlag for derogatory tweet about Hammers boss Sam

Having travelled with the club on their pre-season tour of New Zealand, Gold favourited a tweet sent to him by a supporter which called for Allardyce to be sacked.

“Is today the day we get rid of BFS?? @davidgold fingers crossed,” it read.

Gold yesterday took to Twitter to publicly support the current manager.

“After a 33 hour flight from New Zealand, I was in my car scanning through my tweets and it seems I accidently (sic) favourited one,” he wrote.

“It has made some of the papers today so I should clarify that I did not and would never deliberately or intentionally endorse a tweet that questions our manager’s position. Lesson: don’t use twitter when you’re jet lagged!”

On a more positive note, Ecuador’s World Cup scoring striker Enner Valencia has been granted a work permit to complete his move to West Ham.

A loan deal for Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson is also reported to be close to completion.

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