Sunday 21 January 2018

Euro 2016: Twitter mix-up sees American man blamed for Roy Hodgson's decisions

England manager Roy Hodgson
England manager Roy Hodgson

An American Twitter user has been sent dozens of messages meant for England coach Roy Hodgson - because his user name on the site is @woy.

England fans were left frustrated after Russia grabbed a stoppage time equaliser in their Euro 2016 Group B clash in Marseille on Saturday night.

The 1-1 draw means Wales top the group after the first set of games, with England and Chris Coleman's men set to face off in Lens on Thursday.

Mike Woycheck, an operations director from Pittsburgh, was unwittingly drawn into proceedings after fans took out their disappointment on the social media site.

His account received dozens of messages including "play Vardy and Kane together" and "@woy is technically clueless. For sure England can't win anything under him".

Mr Woycheck tweeted: "Apparently an English soccer coach is doing something bad because Twitter is blaming me for it."

Press Association

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