The son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has issued an apology for a "moment of madness" after criticising players Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll on social media.
David Sullivan Jr posted several messages on his Twitter account DaveSulley during the 1-1 FA Cup tie at Everton on Tuesday night, including one expletive against club captain Nolan, who was recalled to the side, and also questioned whether striker Carroll was in fact out with a foot injury, the fixture having fallen on the player's birthday.
Late on Tuesday he added: "Again just reiterating if anyone doesn't like how I am handling club affairs please unfollow me I'm not going to change."
However, the 17-year-old has since removed some of the offending comments, and on Wednesday morning issued a public apology.
Sullivan Jr said on Twitter: "I would like to apologise on behalf of my family and myself as I do not think I have represented them fairly by my tweets yesterday.
"They were a moment of madness as emotions got the better of me, I am only young but old enough to know better, there is no excuses for my actions.
"I am also sorry to Kevin Nolan, who doesn't particularly deserve my comments. I hope everyone will forgive me and this sort of situation will not happen again. Thank you for your understanding COYI."
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