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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Andy Lee threatens to knock-out fan who shouted 'potato' as Paul Dunne hit approach shot to 18th hole

Published 21/07/2015 | 07:53

Andy Lee has backed Paul Dunne
Andy Lee has backed Paul Dunne

Andy Lee has threatened to 'knockout' the fan who roared just as Ireland's newest sporting hero Paul Dunne was about to hit his approach shot to the 18th green at St Andrew's yesterday.

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Dunne was playing his second when a fan shouted 'potato' and the young amateur from Greystones was forced to stand back from the ball and line the shot up again.

It is unclear if the rowdy so called fan shouted 'potato' or 'mashed potato', the latter a popular term around golf courses in the past few years after players hit a shot.

The fact that it was roared as Paul was in the middle of his back swing may suggest there was a more sinister tone to this one.

While many users on Twitter vented their anger at what they viewed as a racial stereotyping, Lee did not hold back.

"I'd like to meet that fella who shouted before Dunne's chip and knock him straight out!" said the world boxing champion.

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