David Gold, the West Ham chairman, who retweeted the Michail Antonio 'missing person' tweet
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West Ham co-owner retweets joke ‘missing person’ appeal

David Gold shares fan's appeal for help not realising the man pictured is Hammers winger Michail Antonio.

@davidgold please RT trying to raise awareness for my mate who went missing in Manchester a few weeks ago pic.twitter.com/H8V5aGirId

— repsaJ (@Jasipai) November 4, 2015

This is the bogus ‘missing person’ notification that West Ham co-owner David Gold retweeted, apparently unaware that the man pictured is Hammers winger Michail Antonio.

Antonio, a £7m deadline day signing from Nottingham Forest, has only played once this season, as a substitute in the 2-1 win at Manchester City.

While the assumption was that Gold thought himself to be doing a good deed in sharing the alert, there was of course the possibility that he was in on the joke all along.

After all, why wouldn’t he want to see a return on his investment?

However, his mistake appears to have been confirmed by the fact that he has since deleted the retweet.