Gold: Complaint was a mistake

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has admitted their complaint to the Premier League over Fulham was a mistake.

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson's controversial decision to rest several of his leading players for a 2-0 defeat at the Hammers' relegation rivals Hull City in March had angered the Upton Park club.

They lodged an official complaint last month but Gold has now conceded that, in hindsight and with the Hammers now assured of Premier League safety, it was probably a mistake.

"I think we were upset at the time and we probably reacted in haste and passion," said Gold.

"I have to say that we were very upset and that we were in such a scary position.

"It's horrible being right down there when you are a club of such might as West Ham.

"We were very disappointed about the decision to put that team out at the time.

"Let me tell you though, I would have done the same thing. I would have put out the ladies team if I had been Fulham.

"They were beaten 2-0 by Hull and you're thinking 'come on, how can that be?' but of course if you put out the ladies team then that's what's going to happen."

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