Saturday 3 December 2016

'No point watching this s**t' - Fuming Paddy Barnes slams judges after shock Katie Taylor defeat

Published 15/08/2016 | 15:47

Paddy Barnes was quick to jump to Katie's defence
Paddy Barnes was quick to jump to Katie's defence

Paddy Barnes has criticised the standard of judging in Rio following Katie Taylor's shock defeat against Finland's Mira Potkonen.

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The gold medal winner from the London Olympics four years ago looked out of sorts during the four rounds and lost the contest on a spit decision.

Taylor was unlucky with the verdict; one judge gave her the fight on a 39-37 score; while another judge gave the fight to the Finn on the same score. The third scoring judge marked it level 38-38 but then opted for the underdog.

Barnes, who himself bowed out at the first hurdle in Rio, pointed the finger firmly at the judges.

"No point watching this shit judges are terrible," Barnes tweeted.

Despite her defeat, Taylor received huge support online.








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