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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Referee Nigel Owens puts crude Twitter troll in his place

Published 18/08/2014 | 14:40

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24 November 2013; Referee Nigel Owens. Guinness Series International, Ireland v New Zealand, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Referee Nigel Owens

Rugby referee Nigel Owen gave an excellent demonstration on how to respond to Twitter abuse on his own social network account yesterday.

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The popular Welsh whistler is a frequent Twitter user and known for his engagement with fans. Similar to many high-profile figures on social media,  Owens is on occasions on the receiving of stinging abuse, with one Twitter troll over-stepping the mark with a crude question.

Owens' response was quickly shared by fellow users before the original tweet was deleted by the embarrassed user.


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