Olympic legend Hoy abused by football fans

Last updated 07:12 18/03/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Kiwi kayakers Lisa Carrington and Marty McDowell reach A finals in Denmark Alberto Contador extends Giro d'Italia lead as Philippe Gilbert wins 18th stage Coast to Coast to allow schools to compete as multisport event heads in new direction Phil Costley out for fourth Christchurch marathon title Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - May 29 Chicago Blackhawks force NHL Western Conference decider with Anaheim Ducks New Zealand make strong start to lead medal table at Taekwon-Do world champs Commonwealth Games stars David Nyika and David Light set for heavyweight clash New Zealand's Lisa Carrington eyes perfect World Cup canoe sprint season New Zealand runner Zane Robertson aims high as he steps up to 10,000m distance

As Britain's most successful Olympian, cycling great Chris Hoy is used to being showered with praise from sports fans.

There are occasions, though, when Hoy's Twitter account is filled with a barrage of abuse.

Disgruntled fans of Chelsea took to the social networking site on Saturday to vent their anger at Premier League referee Chris Foy for sending off two of the team's players as well as manager Jose Mourinho during a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.

Much of the abuse ended up mistakenly directed at Hoy.

Hoy, a six-time Olympic champion, tweeted Saturday that the abusive messages were "coming thick and fast! With an emphasis on the 'thick'."

Football fans made the same mistake after what was perceived as a poor refereeing display by Foy in an FA Cup semifinal match in April last year - just days before Hoy announced his retirement from cycling.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content