Sir Chris Hoy under fire from confused football fans on Twitter - again

Chelsea fans get Olympic champ mixed up with referee Chris Foy after team's loss to Aston Villa

by Simon_MacMichael   March 16, 2014  

Chris Hoy with gold medal at London 2012 (copyright Britishcycling.org.uk)

Sir Chris Hoy hopefully won’t have had his enjoyment of last night’s Revolution Series finale spoilt too much after irate football fans once again confused him with football referee, Chris Foy.

Chelsea fans took to Twitter after their team’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa to criticise Foy’s performance in a match that saw two of the London team’s players sent off and manager Jose Mourinho sent to the stands.

Here’s a selection:

Journalist Rik Sharma said:

The first time Hoy was confused with Foy came in December 2011, with Tottenham Hotspur fans the culprits, leading the six-time Olympic champion to tweet: “Just for the record 1) I don't need glasses and 2) I do not lead a double life as an English premiere league ref. That's Chris Foy.

“Still getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans! On the plus side I've learned some new 4 letter words today.”

He coined the hashtag #FoyNotHoy, which was used on a number of posts last night by Twitter users pointing out the error made by a number of Chelsea fans.

Last night, the BBC’s Dan Walker tweeted:

Hoy replied:

 

Some suggested that Hoy might wish to turn his phone off for the night.

But while the Chelsea fans’ tweets tended not to be addressed specifically to him using the @chrishoy address, those from people pointing out the error typically did – and would therefore have had the message alert on his phone doing overtime all evening.

The last word goes to this Twitter user:

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Odd, I've always found football fans to be calm, considered, cerebral types with a keen sense of tolerance and a generously liberal outlook on things.

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
16th March 2014 - 15:16

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That's the beauty of modern bandwagon jumping Chelsea fans very passionate and knowledgeable about the game!!!
LOL

Chadders x

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posted by chadders [74 posts]
16th March 2014 - 17:09

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#BloodyFootballists

posted by Quince [155 posts]
17th March 2014 - 8:01

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allez neg wrote:
Odd, I've always found football fans to be calm, considered, cerebral types with a keen sense of tolerance and a generously liberal outlook on things.

THANKS!

Now I have to clear breakfast cereal off my monitor!

Buddha said:

Believe nothing, No matter where you read it,
Or who has said it, Not even if I have said it,
Unless it agrees with your own reason
And your own common sense.

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posted by mad_scot_rider [555 posts]
17th March 2014 - 8:29

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Backs up what I already thought about Chelsea fans

OldRidgeback

posted by OldRidgeback [2243 posts]
17th March 2014 - 8:59

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Ahh, now we can see the clear intellect level difference between the two sports Smile.

posted by duc888 [38 posts]
17th March 2014 - 15:56

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