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Friday 18 April 2014

Twitter troll’s remorse after boxer he taunted shows up on doorstep

A TWITTER troll was forced into backing down after the boxer he was taunting discovered his address and threatened to arrive on his doorstep.

British Boxer Curtis Woodhouse was the target of the online abuse from Twitter user jimmyob88 – who quickly backed down when he realised that Curtis wanted to confront him in person.

The incident started with jimmyob88 tweeting Curtis: “retire immediately cant even defend a pathetic little title you are a complete disgrace #awfulboxer”

Initially the boxer brushed off the insult, simply responding “lol” – however jimmyob88 persisted, tweeting: “Whats so funny u put so much effort in sacrificed all that time and failed to defend your mickey mouse title”

The boxer then had enough of the taunts, and tweeted: “ill give £1000 to anybody that provides me with address and picture of this man! knock knock!!”

The user  jimmyob88 continued to mock the athlete: “what u going to do knock me out like your last opponent ooops”

However when Curtis tweeted the name and address of the user, he suddenly backed down: “chill out pal i was only doing it so you would bite back it was only abit of harmless fun”

The boxer later tweeted: “just on my way to sheffield to have a little chat with a old friend, get the kettle on @jimmyob88”

A worried jimmyob88 tweeted: “i was only joking about Didnt think you would be bothered thought you would take them as a joke”

“i am sorry its getting abit out of hand i am in the wrong i accept that” he said in another message.

However Curtis was undeterred, and posted a picture of himself at the address to prove he was there, calling out the “keyboard warrior”.

After an hour it appeared as though Curtis had given up, as he tweeted: “@never came out to play so im going back home! maybe a bit daft what i did today but sometimes enough is enough”

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