Under fire David Gold angers West Ham fans with ill-advised dig on Twitter

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.

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has lit the claret and blue touch paper with supporters once again.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes looks on before the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at the American Express...

West Ham are deep in the relegation mix and in something of a crisis on and off the pitch.

The team had turned a corner under David Moyes but injuries and a lack of activity during the January transfer window have led to unhappy fans fully revolting against the club's board.

The Hammers are just three points off the relegation places in an increasingly congested Premier League table.

The East Londoners have lost form at the wrong time, failing to win in three crucial matches against fellow strugglers including a 3-1 defeat at Brighton last time out.

The discontent among West Ham fans has reached breaking point with a mass protest march planned for the Burnley game on March 10th.

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,...

Supporters are angry with David Sullivan, David Gold and Karren Brady over what they feel are broken promises regarding transfers, ambition and the move to the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford.

Sullivan and Gold are being urged to sell the club to more ambitious owners befitting a club with the second most season ticket holders in the Premier League behind Manchester United.

And now Gold has stoked the fire once again on social media with an ill-advised dig at fans on Twitter.

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 81-year-old endorsed a tweet on the social networking site saying: "You have very short memories 100 million in debt and days away from administration."

David Gold retweet - the baby hippo

Gold retweeted the message for his 192,000 followers to see and it provoked an angry reaction from supporters who lambasted him and Sullivan over their running of the club.

It is the latest in a long line of embarrassing and very public incidents involving Gold, Sullivan and Brady.

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