Irish commentator Conor McNamara savaged on Twitter by ex-England star Darren Anderton
Former England international - who was dogged by 'sicknote' reputation during his playing career - vents spleen on his Twitter account
Published 04/11/2015 | 14:51
Darren Anderton still cannot escape his 'sicknote' reputation, it seems.
The former Tottenham player was exposed to ridicule on Monday when it was claimed that he could not perform a half-time challenge at White Hart Lane, for the game against Aston Villa, due to injury.
The challenge involves guests attempting to hit the crossbar from long range.
Yet Anderton is most certainly not amused, and responded with a lot more vigour on his Twitter account than he probably ever showed in those graceful, elegant performances during his playing career.
Most of his ire was directed at BBC's Irish commentator Conor McNamara who delivered the news on the social media platform:
True story: They wanted Darren Anderton to do the 1/2 time crossbar challenge. He couldn't. Due to... injury. pic.twitter.com/tc8ATOpm4C— Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE) November 2, 2015
@ConorMcNamaraIE pathetic.. Well done you lying piece of shit.. I went onto the pitch to hand out prizes.. You should be ashamed of yourself— Darren Anderton (@Darren_Anderton) November 4, 2015
@Darren_Anderton They said over the stadium loudspeaker you'd been asked to have a go, but couldn't due to injury. That's what I reported.— Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE) November 4, 2015
@Darren_Anderton You are shooting the messenger here. I didn't lie. Have a go at the guy who said it on loudspeaker to thousands of people.— Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE) November 4, 2015
@ConorMcNamaraIE no he didn't— Darren Anderton (@Darren_Anderton) November 4, 2015
The message is clear: cross this man at your peril. Conor McNamara did prove himself right with a subsequent video: