West Ham stars from previous and current attend David Gold’s funeral

West Ham stars from previous and current attend David Gold’s funeral


est Ham figures previous and current got here collectively yesterday for the funeral of late co-owner David Gold.

Gold died final month aged 86 following a brief sickness and made a remaining journey by the streets of east London the place he grew up, which included a cease on the previous Boleyn Floor.

Floral tributes had been laid by his household because the cortege handed Upton Park, earlier than a celebration of his life was held on the London Stadium.

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan and vice-chair Karren Brady had been joined by membership administrators, workers, supervisor David Moyes and each males’s and ladies’s first-team squads, in addition to former gamers together with Sir Trevor Brooking, Slaven Bilic and Brian Pricey.

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A number of main figures from the sport had been additionally current, together with FA chief govt Mark Bullingham, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish, Brighton proprietor Tony Bloom and former Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.

‘I’m Perpetually Blowing Bubbles’ performed as Gold’s coffin was carried from the gamers’ tunnel to pitchside and his household took their seats within the dwelling dugout.

Tributes had been then paid to the lifelong West Ham fan in a shifting service.

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West Ham sporting director Mark Noble mentioned: “It’s unimaginable {that a} man from nothing did in addition to he did, and to remain true to himself. He was an actual good man, and I had quite a lot of time for him. It’s extremely unhappy and emotional that he handed away. However you’ve bought to rejoice a life like that as a result of for certain he lived it to the complete.”

Following the service, a personal committal happened at a close-by crematorium for shut household and pals earlier than a reception was held again on the London Stadium.

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