Proof David Gold must stay off social media after West Ham co-owner is savaged by fans

David Gold, owner looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

The West Ham United trio of David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady are often criticised for speaking out on club matters in public.

Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham United looks dejected while Joe Hart of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on...

West Ham are in a mess on the pitch and Slaven Bilic paid the ultimate price last week when he was sacked following the 4-1 drubbing at home to Liverpool.

It could be argued their reputation off the pitch is a mess too with fans revolting against co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan and their vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Pundits and rival football fans have highlighted just how aggravating the trio's constant and very public outbursts are.

Indeed even Slaven Bilic commented that Sullivan "likes to talk" when the pair's relationship became fraught during the summer transfer window.

David Sullivan, West Ham owner and David Gold, West Ham chairman look on during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley,...

The appointment of David Moyes as Bilic's successor did little to endear the trio to supporters with apathy and anger greeting the Scotsman's arrival.

That has subsided since with the loyal and fair Hammers fans pledging to give Moyes their backing.

But that does not mean supporters are happy with the board who have been labelled everything from 'clowns' to 'the unholy trinity' by fans, many of whom want to see them sell up.

Proof, if it were needed, that the trio need to keep quiet and let Moyes be the voice of West Ham from here on in came last week when Gold took to Twitter - as he often does to discuss club matters.

The pensioner riled fans with his comments for which he was promptly savaged.

David Gold, owner looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

"Hello all West Ham fans, the board have made their decision to appoint David Moyes as the new manager can I ask you to get behind him and the team to help push us up the table to safety," Gold said on Twitter.

"Together I believe we can achieve our dreams." 

It's fair to say fans did not take kindly to the inference that achieving Premier League safety constitutes the realisation of dreams.

After all supporters were promised a new era of ambition in the pursuit of challenging the Premier League elite as the carrot for reluctantly leaving their beloved Boleyn Ground home.

Gold received 885 replies to his post... the vast majority of which were negative, here's a small selection reflecting the reaction. 

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