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West Ham chairman apologises for ‘liking’ insensitive tweet about Caroline Flack’s death

West Ham chairman David Gold apologises for ‘liking’ insensitive tweet about Caroline Flack’s death, before then removing his ‘like’ shortly after.

Gold insisted that he had clicked ‘like’ in reference to the post’s positivity about how West Ham are run, rather than the part which appeared to call the former Love Island presenter ‘weak’.

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As can be seen above, user @MikespaceChat tweeted: “I think West Ham are okay, we have a new big stadium, a board that support to the best of their ability (limited) and players who need some kinda (sic) support.

“I get abused every other day for my opinions. If I was Caroline (weak) I’d of topped myself!….”

Flack was sadly found dead at her home in London on Saturday after taking her own life.

Gold later removed his ‘like’ from the message and posted a short statement through the club on Tuesday morning.

He said it was “never his intention” to condone that part of the tweet and quickly removed the like.

In a statement released via the club, Gold said: “I apologise unreservedly for liking a tweet last night that I shouldn’t have.

“It was never my intention to condone the sentiment expressed in the second half of it. I hastily pressed ‘like’ and very much regret doing so.

“I will be making a donation to Heads Together to recognise their important work.”

It comes weeks after David Gold was slammed for liking controversial post mocking his club’s fans.

West Ham currently sit 18th in the Premier League table, just a point behind Aston Villa who are just outside the relegation zone.

After finding out that the West Ham chairman apologises for ‘liking’ insensitive tweet about Caroline Flack’s death, fans gave their angry reaction on Twitter…

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