Gold insists that he will not walk away from West Ham United

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold will be well aware of the unhappiness among the fans.

If he is not subjected to angry posts on social media, the businessman is at the centre of furious chants in the terraces.

On Saturday, during the team’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley, the London Stadium was a cauldron of hate as three fans made their way onto the pitch to protest.

Club captain Mark Noble took matters into his own hands by throwing one of the pitch invaders to the ground.

The club have since released a statement confirming that they have launched an investigation into the incidents and appropriate action will be taken.

A large marjoity of the anger from supporters is related to the club’s decision to leave Upton Park and move to the Olympic ground.

Many supporters feel that the state-of-the-art stadium lacks the atmosphere of their old home.

Despite the ongoing unrest, Gold has spoken exclusively to Claret and Hugh, insisting that he will not be going anywhere.

“The vast majority are decent people whatever they may feel about us. We were mortified when we had to leave the box – it’s unreal to hear these people saying we have stolen money and that we are liars and cheats. It’s all so wrong. It’s not as though they are pointing at a specific issue – they are all generalisations and simply not true.

“I have no objection whatsoever to those who don’t like the way we run the club. Many of them are very decent people who argue their case passionately and intelligently – that’s fine. But I will never be driven away from anything by the behaviour I saw today. It won’t happen because of all the decent fans out there.”