West Ham United co-owner David Gold has revealed he was happy that Birmingham City's current owner Carson Yeung did not attend Wednesday's Premier League meeting of the two clubs at Upton Park.
Former Blues co-owners Gold and business partner David Sullivan sold their stake in the the St Andrew's club to Carson Yeung last October before being confirmed at the helm of the Hammers last month.
Gold was reported to be unhappy after Yeung reneged on an agreement to keep him involved with the Blues.
However, the pair did not come face-to-face in the boardroom at Upton Park when the Hammers ran out 2-0 winners over City in midweek.
"I was pleased because – and it's not my way to be unkind – I found the sad way I was treated made me feel like that," Gold told the Birmingham Mail.
"I think, under the circumstances, it was probably better that they weren't there. David Sullivan would have welcomed them with open arms and I probably would have.
"But it just wouldn't have been the same because I think they treated me badly. I can't not be truthful about this."