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.
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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