“We are not brothers,” insist Gold and Sullivan in response to “Dildo Brothers” jibe

Saying that the slur was as factually incorrect as it was insulting, West Ham United co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold have today responded to being called the “Dildo Brothers” by Sporting CP’s owners by insisting that they are, in fact, not brothers at all.

The Hammers are currently embroiled in a war of words with the Portuguese side over claims and counter-claims regarding the team’s alleged pursuit of Sporting midfielder William Carvalho.

While Gold and Sullivan insist that they lodged a bid for the Portugal international, Sporting’s president Bruno de Carvalho has rejected that suggestion, before eventually deriding the two as the “Dildo Brothers”.

Speaking today however, the former Birmingham owners openly confronted the accusations in a bid to debunk them.

“We have heard what the Sporting president has had to say, and we can’t help but find his remarks extremely insulting. He has called us the ‘Dildo Brothers’ in what is a massive show of disrespect. We are not brothers at all. We have different parents and different families. We would like to see him try to back up these sort of tirade with actual facts,” said the two businessmen this morning, adding that they were looking into taking legal action over the slur.

“These are spurious claims at best. Not only are we not brothers, we are not even related. We’re not cousins, we’re not even related by marriage, nothing. A simple court case will prove beyond all doubt that we are from separate genealogical lines and hopefully bring an end to these sort of disgusting comments, once and for all.”