Former Birmingham City chief hits out at Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew on Twitter

David Gold

West Ham United co-owner David Gold, the former Birmingham City chief, has slammed Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew on Twitter.

Ayew has been a shining light in an otherwise very dark season for the Villains as they slowly but surely slip towards the Championship.

But he let himself and his club down in Villa's match at West Ham on Tuesday night when he inexplicably elbowed Hammers defender Aaron Cresswell in the face after just 17 minutes to earn himself a needless red card.

The striker has since apologised for his actions after his side went on to lose 2-0 and remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and 10 points adrift of safety.

Flash point

He is now banned for three games only worsening the impact of his petulance.

The sending off worked out well for sixth-placed West Ham who kept pace with the teams challenging for Europe.

But Hammers co-owner Gold clearly felt for the club and their fans slamming the striker for the incident on Twitter, something which may not go down too well with Villa supporters given he is the ex supremo of their bitter rivals Birmingham.

"Madness, complete madness," Gold posted on Twitter when asked his thoughts on the incident.

Gold is not far wrong either.

Ayew's moment of madness proved very costly for Villa but at least the striker has had the decency to offer a full and humble apology.

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