Hoy anger at fans' Twitter abuse
Mon, 12 Dec 16:17:00 2011
Four-times Olympic champion Chris Hoy is being bombarded with abuse on Twitter by Tottenham fans confusing him with a similarly-named referee.
Dopey Spurs fans have confused the legendary track cyclist with Premier League referee Chris Foy, the match official who presided over Tottenham's controversial 2-1 defeat by Stoke City on Sunday.
Foy and his linesmen denied Spurs an equaliser by incorrectly ruling-out Emmanuel Adebayor's goal, turned down two apparently clear-cut penalty appeals for handball, and harshly sent off Younes Kaboul.
But it is the Olympic star who is on the receiving end of ' abuse, prompting Hoy to issue a plea on his Twitter feed asking fans to get their targets right,
"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," Hoy tweeted.
That failed to stem the tide immediately, however, yet the cyclist managed to see the funny side.
"Still getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans! On the plus side I've learned some new 4 letter words today. #FoyNotHoy," he added later.