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West Ham Chairman Uses Wrong Player To Congratulate Issa Diop On 100 Appearances

Daniel Marland

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West Ham Chairman Uses Wrong Player To Congratulate Issa Diop On 100 Appearances

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West Ham United chairman David Gold has used the wrong player to congratulate Issa Diop on 100 appearances for the club.

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The Hammers defeated Manchester City 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday night to advance in the Carabao Cup.

Diop lined up at the back to hit the century mark for West Ham - which saw Sullivan take to Twitter with a few nice words.

With those words, however, was a picture of Xande Silva... who left the club this summer to join Nottingham Forest.


Silva played just one game for the club in his career, a 2-0 loss to Burnley in 2018 when he replaced Marko Arnautovic.

The message was nice enough and read: "Issa Diop was delighted to mark his 100th appearance for West Ham United with another fantastic performance in Wednesday's Carabao Cup fourth round win over Manchester City. Well done Issa."

Gold quickly deleted it and then posted a new message, alongside an actual picture of Diop, saying: "dg I should have gone to speck savers. dg"

Diop signed from Toulouse in 2018 and is yet to make an appearance in the Premier League this season, appearing in the Carabao Cup and Europa League only.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Gold then liked a tweet from a fan that said "That's [Angelo] Ogbonna," likely in reference to an incident that happened a few years ago.

The 85-year-old tweeted to announce Pedro Obiang's arrival at the club, but instead used a picture of Ogbonna who was still at Juventus at the time.

Both players ended up signing for West Ham that summer.

Fresh off their victory over City, inflicting Pep Guardiola's side with the first loss in the competition since 2016, West Ham take on Aston Villa on Sunday.

Off the pitch, Gold and co-owner David Sullivan are said to be in talks with Czech businessman Daniel Kretinsky over buying a stake in the club.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"(I've heard) just the same rumours you have heard," manager David Moyes told Sky Sports.

"I do not know any more than you know but it sounds as if something is happening, yes."

Topics: Football, West Ham United

Daniel Marland
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