Dumb Tottenham Fans Abuse Wrong Man As Olympic Cyclist Chris Hoy Receives Twitter Barracking

Alan Duffy

13th, December 2011


By Alan Duffy

One of these men is a Premier League referee, the other a gold medal-winning Olympic cyclist – can you spot which is which? Let the Lycra be your guide…

In a story rather reminiscent (in a cyber kind of way) of that infamous paediatrician/paedophile mix-up some years back, irate Tottenham fans, angered at the referee’s performance in their 2-1 defeat against Stoke on Sunday have been taking to Twitter in their droves, but directing their (rather justified) ire at cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy rather than the guilty official, one Chris Foy. Spot the critical difference?

Poor old Mr Hoy received a huge number of choice Tweets including these  (with spelling errors in tact) –

From @safunimam – “your refereeing is pathetic & disgracefull. U definetly need double glasses.”

From @chutneymutt – “Chris Hoy, not only are you a useless **** of a referee, you also support Stoke.”

From @JohnnyJ-Smyth – “Robbed ! Chris hoy calls himself a premier league referee ! #mug.”

Olympic gold-medal winner Hoy has taken it all rather well, Tweeting “Still getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans! On the plus side I’ve learned some new 4 letter words today. #FoyNotHoy.”

The lessons to be learned here are 1) do a bit of research before abusing someone on the web (at least know their name) and, 2) if you are a referee, steer well clear of Twitter.

And at least unlike that bizarre attack on a paediatrician’s house back in 2000, at least the abuse fired at Hoy was purely web-based.

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  1. tendon not is says:

    @ Alan
    Please tell me im not going mental and that your first headline of this story was something about him going off the wheel? i read the united story and when i came back to the front page it had changed

  2. Matt says:

    Maybe FOY should take up cycling, he can’t be any worse at it than reffing, and he already wears stupidly tight shirts, so lycra wouldn’t be much of a stretch (get it?). New career path I think.

  3. Fart Master Arse says:

    No comment.

  4. Tinez says:

    Or these Spurs fans could have watched the game where the refs name was only said every 5 seconds

  5. David Beckham says:

    Serves him right for getting a knighthood just for cycling fast

  6. Stupot says:

    i still don’t understand why we had a cyclist reffing the Spurs game anyway?

  7. HotSpur922 says:

    lol, it is funny my fellow spurs supporters were too dumb to do some research before berating Chris Hoy.

    on another note, Chris Foy is a POS and surely had money on the game for stoke shitty

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