West Ham co-chairman David Gold has criticised the fans who have booed the club at recent games.
West Ham co-chairman David Gold is not too happy with fans booing the team during their relegation battle.
Fans made their feelings clear during the home defeat to Manchester United a week ago and during their midweek win over Hull, and Gold is clearly hoping there is no repeat against Sunderland on Monday night.
While fan reactions will ultimately be dictated by results, and performances on the pitch, asking supporters not to boo could have the adverse effect.
You certainly have the right to boo but does it help motivate the players? Has it ever helped snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. dg— David Gold (@davidgold) March 30, 2014
Sam Allardyce was always a controversial appointment at West Ham due to the style of football his teams have played through the years.
It was seen as a practical move to help them climb out of the Championship and he did that via the play-offs. Now in their second season in the Premier League, it had at one point been looking far from stable.
The Hammers are on 34 points, with three wins from the past five games, five points clear of the relegation zone.
Even if they secure their status in the Premier League for another year, tensions over Allardyce's future are likely to run and run.