~~ I can remember the first time someone said to me ‘Man, you’re getting killed on BigSoccer….’ And now with the growth of social media / Twitter / Instagram, there’s now a way for athletes / celebrities & everyday people to confront those who say things via a keyboard that they would never say to someone face to face. This story right here should be a small reminder for people every single time they press the button ‘Tweet’.
Former footballer-turned-boxer Curtis Woodhouse @WoodhouseCurtis has been championed by the likes of Lennox Lewis and John Prescott after he put a Twitter troll in his place by driving to confront him on his doorstep.
The ex-England Under 21 player lost his English light-welterweight title on points to Shane Singleton on Friday night and he was branded a ‘disgrace’ on the social networking site by ‘Jimmyob88′, who has reportedly been abusing Woodhouse on Twitter for months.
The 32-year-old former tough-tackling midfield midfielder – who switched sports to boxing aged 26 – was so enraged with the abuse that he offered £1,000 to anyone who could help him find the culprit.
Woodhouse kept his swiftly-increasing number of followers updated on his progress as he honed in on ‘Jimbob’.
He tweeted a picture of a street sign on the road which Jimbob lives with the words, ‘Right Jimbob im here’, adding: ‘Someone tell me what number he lives at or do I have to knock on every door #itsshowtime.’
Quickly backtracking, Jimmyob88 tweeted: ‘I am sorry it’s getting a bit out of hand,’ he tweeted. ‘I am in the wrong. I accept that.’