David Gold hits back at Carroll criticism on Twitter, Hammers fans respond

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The West Ham co-owner has stood firm on social media.

West Ham co-owner David Gold has hit back at criticism of striker Andy Carroll on Twitter.

Indeed, one fan hit out at the 26-year-old forward rather out of the blue and Gold told him that he was 'completely wrong.'

Carroll has looked unplayable at times since completing a big-money move from Liverpool to West Ham. But the target man has struggled with injuries, seeing his playing time considerably curtailed as a result.

And, in response to Gold's tweet, the reaction appeared unanimous. West Ham fans seem to be big supporters of Carroll right now, especially considering their striker shortage.

The Hammers forward is already back to his old tricks in training, mocking Aaron Cresswell and goalkeeper Adrian light-heartedly on social media.

We are yet to see how the 26-year-old will perform on match duty for the east London side, however, and how long he can stay fit.

Still, the mood is positive at Upton Park after a Deadline Day that saw West Ham secure four new signings. And that has translated to a wave of support for Carroll after the criticism. Here's a selection of the replies to Gold's defence:

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