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It's Foy not Hoy! Spurs fans abuse Olympic champion instead of blunder ref

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It's Foy not Hoy! Spurs fans abuse Olympic champion instead of blunder ref

Post  chrissie on Mon 12 Dec - 16:09

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2073179/Chris-Hoy-receiving-abuse-Tottenham-fans-meant-referee-Chris-Foy.html

As a four-time Olympic champion and a face of the 2012 London Olympic Games you would have thought Chris Hoy was a fairly recognisable public figure.

But it seems some football fans are having trouble telling him apart from Premier League referee Chris Foy.

Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy revealed on Monday he has been on the receiving end of insulting Twitter messages from Tottenham supporters who have mistaken him for Chris Foy.

Foy was in charge of Spurs' 2-1 Premier League defeat at Stoke on Sunday, when the visitors had an Emmanuel Adebayor goal wrongly ruled out for offside, two penalty appeals for handball turned down and Younes Kaboul harshly sent off.

One of those to get the pair's identities mixed up, @chutneymutt, tweeted: 'Chris Hoy, not only are you a useless **** of a referee, you also support Stoke.'

@JohnnyJ-Smyth posted: 'Robbed ! Chris hoy calls himself a premier league referee ! £mug.'


'Just for the record 1) I don't need glasses and 2) I do not lead a double life as an English Premier League ref. That's Chris Foy,' Hoy, who won three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, posted on the social networking site.
Similar? Spurs fans have sent Olympic hero Hoy abuse on Twitter

Similar? Spurs fans have sent Olympic hero Hoy abuse on Twitter

He continued rebutting the messages, adding: 'Still getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans! On the plus side I've learned some new 4 letter words today. #FoyNotHoy.'

But one man's loss is another man's gain; Foy is probably grateful for the respite.


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Post  Panda on Thu 15 Dec - 23:19

It has been reported that 13,500 Troops will be deployed at the Olympic Games plus Aircraft reconnaisance and Police . A sad reflection of the times we live in.

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