Filed: Monday, 17th September 2012
By: Staff Writer
David Gold has hit out at the BBC's Alan Hansen after the TV pundit criticised West Ham United's co-chairman for interacting with supporters.
According to Gold, Hansen made a number of disparaging comments about the 76-year-old following an item he recorded for the BBC back in October 2010.
Speaking via his Twitter account over the weekend, Gold accused the former Liverpool and Scotland defender of insulting him, whilst referring to him as a "pompous fool".
"I can't remember exactly [what he said]; I think he said a good chair is a chairman that doesn't sign autographs or intereacts with fans," Gold told followers of his Twitter feed.
"He also implied that a good chairman shouldn't have a football opinion. Alan Hansen is a pompous fool and owes me an apology.
"It's interesting that after my feature on Match of the Day, the BBC sent my a copy of the show - but cut out the insulting comments by Alan Hansen."
Gold, who was at Carrow Road on Saturday to watch West Ham earn their first away point of the new season also told supporters that the World Cup winners' statue - which was erected at the junction of Green Street and Barking Road nine years ago - would be unlikely to make the move to Stratford should United move there, as planned, in two years' time.
"I would be in favour of leaving the statues where they are and putting up replicas at the new stadium," he said.
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