Apart from claiming that he’s never taken a profit or expense from the club despite pocketing £18m interest on a loan from it, perhaps most harrowing was the implication that he believes some fans are “belligerents” wanting to burn his house down and that supporters have been in the media giving him death threats.
Unsurprisingly, the 83-year-old’s words went down like a lead balloon with many fans accusing him of being a liar, one calling his actions “disgusting” and another urging him to keep his mouth shut.
See the blasting for yourself, below…
@davidgold it’s all lies lies lies
— West Ham (@TheWestHamVault) February 7, 2020
@davidgold so I read your article in the Mirror regarding threats made to you and being called a liar ? Could you watch the video I was shown when I got my first season ticket at the new ground and tell me if that’s a true reflection of the place I visit know ? Lies lies lies
— Jeff Endean (@EndeanJeff) February 7, 2020
No @davidgold nobody wants to hurt you or your family. Do not play that card. We want you to sell up. You lied to many times. Sold us a ground that was far from reality. Changed us to West Ham London. Changed the badge, something you said would never happen, that’s just a start
— neil (@EssexNeilWhu) February 7, 2020
@davidgold like Ronan Keating once said- You say it best when you say nothing at all. Best to keep your North shut or sell up, or an early Christmas present for everyone and do both.
— Pep (@UglyKidPep) February 7, 2020
@davidgold please keep doing what you are doing. Being the first to sue sky, banning fans and journalists, speaking about how well you’ve done. Claiming we are morons. You are single handily helping @HammersUnited2 cause.
— You can call me Al (@MrStardust1969) February 7, 2020
@davidgold appearing online and in the media responds by fanning the flames and trying to fight fire with fire, when his reputation and commercial businesses are obviously being affected.
Just further evidence of how badly advised the 🤡🤡🤡 are #Lies #Lies #Lies #GSBOUT pic.twitter.com/7cmJPOSxqi
— Colin Archer⚒️🏴 (@Antiguamann) February 7, 2020
David Gold really has outdone himself this time.
The media is on their backs, the fans are on their back and the board are now on the attack. Woes me.
Beginning of the end. pic.twitter.com/XIoAebUsDj
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) February 7, 2020
— WHUFCSC (@WHUFCSC) February 7, 2020