The West Ham United board have never been able to get all the fans onside.
Co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan have been heavily criticised by the club’s following over the years.
Transfer activity and the East London outfit’s controversial move to the London Stadium have been among the topics raised by angry West Ham supporters.
The powers that be made a big change at the club earlier this week by sacking Slaven Bilic and hiring David Moyes, who had disappointing spells in charge of Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland after leaving Everton in 2013.
A large majority of supporters were against the appointment, but now that the Scotsman is in the role, most have decided to give their backing.
Gold took to Twitter on Thursday urging for the club’s following to get behind the new leader, whose first game will be agains Watford on November 19.
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. Together I believe we can achieve our dreams. dg pic.twitter.com/G8dwBI9f43
— David Gold (@davidgold) November 9, 2017
The responses to the chairmen’s message were not hugely positive, with many launching criticism at the businessman.
We are West Ham and we don’t need you to tell us to support our team. We can bitch all we want and we can disagree but don’t ever insult us by asking us to support West Ham. We were here long before you mate and we’ll be here long after you’ve sold and made your money
— ⚒COYI USA⚒ (@COYIUSA) November 9, 2017
We are behind him and the team just not behind you and those other two ***** . Leave.
— GC (@georgecook__) November 9, 2017
From dreams of champions league in 7 years to dreams of survival fair play we've come on leaps and bounds
— Stuart Alford (@stu_art_viii) November 9, 2017
I dream that you leave. You have no shame just want our money but wont invest.
— Mark (@Zski) November 9, 2017
Will always support the club, not this board…you need to take a good look at your actions & conduct over recent years
— David Ashworth (@ashworth_david) November 9, 2017
You, along with Sullivan @karren_brady are an absolute embarrassment. Seven years ago you promised champions league football, an amazing stadium & world class players. Now you are asking for help to keep us from being relegated, we rent a running track & have David Moyes. Go away
— Misswhu3 (@misswhu3) November 9, 2017
— brian miller (@miller75_whu) November 9, 2017
Behind him and the team, yes. Behind you and the board, NO
— charlie arthur (@charliearthur93) November 9, 2017