A broken hand is apparently unfitting mitigation to pull out of a boxing match (you know, that sport where you hit another human being exclusively with your hands) according to prize pugilist and health expert Tyson Fury.
The 25-year-old was left incandescent with rage following Dereck Chisora’s withdrawal from their all-British European heavyweight title bout after fracturing one of his meat hooks in a sparring session.
Del Boy is hoping for a rain check, but that didn’t stop Fury flying off the handle.
He vented to the following to the Twittersphere simultaneously warning England international footballer Lucy Bronze that he was gunning for her:
It transpired that the Liverpool defender won’t be receiving a knuckle sandwich from the furious one in the near future; he actually meant to give American fighter Deontay Wilder (whose handle is @BronzeBomber) a heads up ahead of a forthcoming beat down.
Although if Bronze was keen on a tear up, Fury would’ve undoubtedly obliged, closing his rant with:
Poor Lucy isn’t the only sporting victim of mistaken twidentity, British Olympic hero, Chris Foy, was inundated with abuse from Chelsea fans following sound-alike Premier League referee Chris Hoy’s decision to dismiss Ramires during the Blues’ 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa.
The choice segment of colourless language-loaded heckling came from Jake Chalmers-Apps, who tweeted:
Hoy was quick to distant himself from his howler at Villa Park, burying his head in the sand with a sketchy:
“Just for the record 1) I don’t need glasses and 2) I do not lead a double life as an English Premier League ref. That’s Chris Foy.”
As a figure in the public eye, the Voldemort of the velodrome will be well-acquainted with mindless hounding from the masses, but spare a thought for this trio of tweeters.
Sarah Moyes, Ravi Visvesvara Prasad and Ashley van Buren called dibs on the handles: @moyesy, @rvp and @avb a long time ago, all blissfully unaware of the famous initials they share with famous football folk.
Towards the end of David Moyes’ Manchester United reign, Sarah experienced groundbreaking levels of abuse, prompting her to post:
Ravi, a man chastised by Arsenal fans daily was quick to empathise:
While Ashley waded in with: