West Ham United co-chairman’s proud tweet about academy players backfires

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold is probably used to receiving abuse from fans on social media.

The businessman, who has held his position at the club since 2010, took to Twitter to praise the quality of the Hammers’ academy.

The 81-year-old mentioned that a handful of youngsters have already been picked up by their respective national teams.

Gold’s message was one of pride, but West Ham fans reacted in a negative way, questioning the co-chairman on why those players are not deemed good enough to get a first-team chance.

The first team have had a difficult season in the Premier League so far having won just two of their seven outings in the division.

Slaven Bilic’s side have lost four and drawn one, while also conceding 13 goals and keeping three clean sheets.

As it stands, the East London outfit reside 15th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone, which is currently occupied by Swansea, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.