Boxer Curtis Woodhouse turns up on Sheffield doorstep of Twitter ‘troll’

FORMER Hull City footballer turned boxer Curtis Woodhouse turned up on the doorstep of a Sheffield fan who branded him a “complete disgrace” and a “laughable joke” on Twitter.

Part of the conversation on Twitter
Part of the conversation on Twitter

Woodhouse was being verbally abused on the social networking website by an internet “troll” calling themselves The Master, after his defeat to Shayne Singleton in the English light-welterweight title on Friday.

The abuse included tweets saying “Retire immediately, you are a complete disgrace” and “Haha, you lost you silly mug, fight a 10-year-old next time if you want to actually win”.

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The Driffield-born fighter responded by offering his followers £1,000 for anyone who could provide an address or photograph of the person who was “trolling” him.

He then posted saying he had got an address and later put a photograph of the street where the Master was said to live.

The Master then responded by apologising and saying the matter had got out of hand.

He also posted: “Chill out pal, I was only doing it so you would bite back.”

After saying he had stood on his street waiting for the man to emerge, Woodhouse tweeted: “He never came out to play so I’m going back home. It was maybe a bit daft what I did today but sometimes enough is enough.”

He later joked that he had just discovered that you could block people on Twitter and could have saved himself £20 in petrol.

Woodhouse ‘s actions have earned praised from sports stars including former World Champion boxer Lennox Lewis, footballer Andrew Cole and Joey Barton - who is no stranger to controversy on Twitter himself.

The 32-year-old boxer lost his title on points on Friday night. During his professional football career Woodhouse played for Sheffield United, Hull City and Grimsby Town and represented England at under-21 level.