West Ham owner David Gold makes awkward social media blunder with Issa Diop

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West Ham United owner David Gold has made an awkward social media blunder after he used a picture of the wrong player in a message on Twitter.

Gold had tweeted his congratulations to Hammers defender Issa Diop on making his 100th appearance for the club but included a picture of a different player.

Instead of Diop, a picture of former West Ham winger Xande Silva was attached, with Gold quickly deleting the tweet once his error was pointed out.

He corrected his mistake as he re-uploaded his congratulatory message and also joked that he needed to get his eyesight tested.

In his original tweet, Gold wrote: “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. dg”

In his corrected post, he added: “I should have gone to Specsavers. Dg”

Diop brought up his century of appearances in a Hammers shirt in the Carabao Cup win over Manchester City on Wednesday night.

David Moyes' side knocked out the defending champions on penalties following a goalless draw to book their place in the quarter-final draw.

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Former France under-21 international Diop joined the club in the summer of 2018, signing from French side Toulouse for £22.5million and has scored eight goals in his 100 matches.

As for Silva, the Portuguese right winger no longer even plays for the club, having departed the London Stadium in the summer to join Championship side Nottingham Forest.

This is not Gold's first gaffe on social media, with his most recent coming on transfer deadline day as he reflected on the club's summer business.

The Hammers had signed Kurt Zouma and Alphonse Areola before adding the deadline day arrivals of Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral to their squad.

Gold wrote: “We're delighted to welcome four exciting summer signings to east London, adding significant strength and experience to David Moyes' unbeaten 2021/22 squad! Dg.”

However, he had left the word "Dave" at the start of the tweet, with fans left thinking he had been sent the tweet already written and ready for him to post.

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