Andy Lee threatens to knock-out fan who shouted 'potato' as Paul Dunne hit approach shot to 18th hole
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.
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.
I'd like to meet that fella who shouted before Dunne's chip and knock him straight out!— Andy Lee (@AndyLeeBoxing) July 20, 2015
The bigot who roared "Potatoe" as Paul Dunne was about to take his second shot on the 18 th should be named and shamed.— liam lally (@lally_liam) July 20, 2015
They should bring back the death penalty for the guy who shouted "Potato" in Keith Lemon's Irish accent after Paul Dunne's drive on 18— Jack Berry (@jackcpberry) July 19, 2015
Someone shouting potato after Paul Dunne hits the ball
Sure someone just shouted "potato" as Paul Dunne hit that shot!— Ashley Beacall (@AshBeacall) July 19, 2015