Boxer Curtis Woodhouse comes face-to-face with Twitter internet troll
CURTIS Woodhouse, the ex-Chesterfield footballer-turned-boxer, has appeared on ITV programme Daybreak alongside the Twitter troll who has been sending him abusive tweets.
James O'Brien apologised live on television to Woodhouse, who controversially beat Derby boxer Dave Ryan back in December, for sending the tweets that had angered the former Birmingham City footballer so much, he put a 'bounty' on his tormentor's head and drove more than 60 miles to his street.
Woodhouse had endured eight months of abusive tweets from O'Brien before he finally snapped last week after being branded a 'disgrace' following the loss of his English light-welterweight title on points.
He offered £1,000 to any of his followers on the social networking site who could give him the troll's address and, after receiving it, drove more thank 60 miles from Hull to Sheffield where he tweeted a photo of O'Brien's street.
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At that point, O'Brien apologised.
Woodhouse said he decided to act after seeing how upset his wife was about the incident.
He said: "If you're in the public eye, I don't think it's right that you should be abused. I don't think anyone has the right to do that."