From Robert McNeill’s column in yesterday’s Tele:
Worse happened to another Manchester colleague, Darron Gibson, whose misspelling of his own first name was not a hopeful sign.
He had to delete his Twitter account after just two hours when it was inundated with allegations that he was not particularly good at his chosen profession and complaints that he’d chosen to play for the Republic rather then Northern Ireland. Many of these latter criticisms came from citizens with a strong intellectual interest in 17th century theological disputation.
Mr McNeill (who also seems to be under the impression that Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney play for a team called “Rovers”) is repeating an allegation made by his colleague Amanda Poole in Tuesday’s paper edition of the “Northern Ireland’s Newspaper of the Year”