Twitter troll gets more than he bargained for
Months of abuse result in UK light-welterweight boxer turning up on his street
A Twitter troll got more than he bargained for when the light-welterweight boxer he had been abusing over the social network turned up on his street.
Curtis Woodhouse – the former Birmingham City and Hull City footballer-cum-boxer – began receiving abuse over Twitter when he lost his English light-welterweight title on points to Shane Singleton on Friday night.
Branded a "disgrace" by user @Jimmyob88 – who had allegedly been harassing Woodhouse over the social network for months reports the Guardian – after the fight, it turned out to be the last straw for the boxer.
He turned to Twitter, offering his followers a £1,000 reward if they could help track down the troll. After the appeal, his growing number of followers managed to track his troll down.
Setting off to find the troll, Woodhouse arrived at the street where @Jimmyob88 apparently lives, tweeting a picture along with the text "Right Jimbob, I'm here," before adding: "Someone tell me what number he lives at or do I have to knock on every door #itsshowtime".
According to the Guardian, @Jimmyob88 quickly realised the error of his ways before replying: "I am sorry it's getting a bit out of hand. I am in the wrong. I accept that."
After accepting the apology, Woodhouse head home joking that he could have saved himself the money on petrol if he had just blocked the troll.
A number high profile UK Twitter users have hailed him a hero with Lennox Lewis, John Prescott, and Joey Barton all adding that they supported what he had done.