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Jet lag blamed for West Ham chairman favouring boss Allardyce to be axed

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has blamed jet-lag for suggesting he wanted to see Sam Allardyce leave his role as the club's manager. Having travelled with the club on their pre-season tour of New Zealand, Gold favourited a tweet sent to him by a supporter which called for Allardyce to be sacked.

"After a 33 hour flight from New Zealand, I was in my car scanning through my tweets and it seems I accidently (sic) favourited one," he wrote.

"It has made some of the papers today so I should clarify that I did not and would never deliberately or intentionally endorse a tweet that questions our manager's position. Lesson: don't use twitter when you're jet-lagged!"

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