'No point watching this s**t' - Fuming Paddy Barnes slams judges after shock Katie Taylor defeat
Published 15/08/2016 | 15:47
Paddy Barnes has criticised the standard of judging in Rio following Katie Taylor's shock defeat against Finland's Mira Potkonen.
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.
No point watching this shit judges are terrible— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 15, 2016
Heartbroken for Katie Taylor.— PJ Gallagher (@pjgallagher) August 15, 2016
How did the judge score round 3 against Katie Taylor - disgraceful judging at the Rio Olympics! Chin up Katie you legend— Allan Molloy (@Millman84) August 15, 2016
Devastated for Katie Taylor but lots of questions to be asked following Rio.— Katie (@Daveoted_To_Foo) August 15, 2016
Katie Taylor will always be a legend 5 world championships, 6 European championships and an Olympic gold medal . Gutted for her #Rio2016— Pat (@pat_spanish) August 15, 2016
Katie taylor wasnt beaten thats a fact a fair joke of a decision— david crowe (@crowe0019) August 15, 2016