Gold apologizes for criticizing rival Birmingham

West Ham co-owner David Gold has apologized for criticizing the

acting chairman of Premier League rival Birmingham in a newspaper

article.

Birmingham banned Gold from last week’s match between the teams

after he claimed Peter Pannu had denied Gold the chance to remain

as chairman when he sold his stake in the club last year.

Gold apologized for ”the emotional language he used and any

offense this might have caused Mr. Peter Pannu.”

Birmingham released a statement saying that the apology was ”a

correct step forward with regards to mending relationships.”

Gold spent 16 years with Birmingham before selling up and moving

to West Ham.