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David Gold furious after Carlton Cole parody account mocks up a picture of West Ham chairman as a suspect in the Madeleine McCann case

Gold said the picture was "completely out of order"

West Ham co-Chairman David Gold has been left furious after a Carlton Cole parody account made him out to be a suspect in the Madeleine McCann case.

The account, which has since been deleted, produced a picture that saw Gold's face superimposed onto a newspaper front page with a 'Face of Maddie Suspect' headline.

Gold responded on Twitter, saying: "I have removed the picture. You are a disgrace and completely out of order. This is not funny or banter."

It is unclear whether Gold thought this was the real account of the West Ham striker.

A number of users on the website believed it was really Cole, with some commenting that the striker should be sold from the club immediately.