Photo: Is West Ham owner scared of facing Stoke’s Robert Huth?
West Ham co-owner David Gold appears rather happy Robert Huth won't line up for Stoke City
David Gold appears to be rather pleased Stoke City defender Robert Huth won’t face West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
The Hammers co-owner took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to tweet that the Potters centre-half had picked up a calf injury, ruling him out of the clash against Sam Allardyce’s side this weekend.
The post was made all the more bizarre by the fact that the 30-year-old hasn’t featured for Mark Hughes’s side all season due to a long-term knee injury, before suffering his fresh fitness setback in first-team training.
Stoke City defender Robert Huth has been ruled out of the Potters’ games with West Ham with a calf injury. dg pic.twitter.com/EHDb8V34KA
— David Gold (@davidgold) October 29, 2014
While Huth is recognised as a capable Premier League defender, the Stoke man is hardly in the same category as some of the best uncompromising centre-halves, like John Terry or Nemanja Vidic.
And with West Ham flying high in the Premier League, unsurprisingly some of the fourth-placed side’s bemused supporters tweeted Gold.
@davidgold why on earth mention that, are you scared of playing him or something?
— Kieren Flanagan (@KierenFlanagan) October 29, 2014
Beware of the Huth.