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.
Our Academy of Football has no fewer than eight players away representing their respective nations in a variety of matches across Europe. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) October 5, 2017
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.
To bad they don’t get a chance in our team “filled with seasoned internationals”
— West Ham Community (@WHU_Forever) October 5, 2017
They’re good enough to get a call up to represent their nations, but not good enough to get in our squad?
— Lewis Stafford (@lewisstafford71) October 5, 2017
Our First Team has no fewer than eight players expressing their hate towards our respective manager to a variety of newspapers around Europe
— ⚒Ben⚒ (@BenWHUnited) October 5, 2017
But none of them are good enough to feature in a struggling side
— Danny Nevill (@danny_nevill) October 5, 2017
— Dave Hammer (@hammerbiker666) October 5, 2017
Dont matter tho, they will never get into our first team tho. Pointless tweet
— Lee Newley (@LeeNewley86) October 5, 2017
How much do you think you will get for their impending transfers as obviously they won’t see any first team action. Please find a buyer
— Jamie Mason (@jam1ema5on) October 5, 2017
And how many of those class acts get anywhere near our first team?
— Ray Clark (@Malarky86) October 5, 2017
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.