Gold blames jet lag for tweet

West Ham co-owner David Gold has denied attempting to undermine manager Sam Allardyce’s position by favouriting a tweet from a fan on Monday.

Last Updated: 29/07/14 at 17:49 Post Comment

David Gold: West Ham co-owner

David Gold: West Ham co-owner

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The message sent to Gold by the fan read: “Is today the day we get rid of BFS?? @davidgold fingers crossed.”

Gold’s subsequent favouriting of the tweet increased speculation that Allardyce - BFS is a derogatory nickname bestowed upon him by unhappy supporters - was heading for the Upton Park exit and saw his odds to be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season slashed.

However, Gold took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to stress his actions had been an error due to jet lag following a long flight from New Zealand, where the Hammers lost both matches on their pre-season tour.

He tweeted: "After a 33-hour flight from New Zealand, I was in my car scanning through my tweets and it seems I accidently favourited one.

"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!"

Allardyce, 59, is out of contract next summer and his long-ball tactics have consistently come under fire from West Ham fans.

His preparations for the forthcoming Premier League campaign also suffered a major blow at the weekend when striker Andy Carroll was ruled out for four months with a heel problem.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

isse should have appealed and explained that it was just a retaliation, just like Matic did. Apparently the FA are ok with retaliation.

Triangler
Cisse accepts FA charge

L

ove this guy. He's one of the few surviving players that I remember so vividly from Football Italia and Gazetta on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

HarryBoulton
Francesco Totti - The King Of Rome

T

his is such a non-story it's unreal. I think we all know we are not playing to our potential yet and it hasn't yet clicked properly so he can celebrate or not celebrate all he wants.

GVMUFC
Van Gaal denies Giggs rift

Footer 365

Mesut Ozil defended by Arsene Wenger after Paul Scholes criticism

Arsene Wenger claims Paul Scholes "would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil".

Football Association names Martin Glenn as its new chief executive

The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista out for up to three weeks with hamstring injury

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal defender Gabriel has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Mail Box

Is Sissoko's Neck Very Distinctive?

Moussa Sissoko features in a really quite bizarre Distinctive Physical Features XI while we have mails on sexism, Angel Di Maria and Francesco Totti. Ramdom.

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company