November saw washed-up former darts player Eric Bristow show his true colours.
The ‘Crafty Cockney’ used his Twitter account to put out some disgusting/crass messages regarding the developing child sex abuse scandal that now casts a dark shadow over football.
Eric Bristow was due to feature in a Darts event at St James Park in early December and Newcastle United released a statement (see below) stating that they had removed him from the event and said he wouldn’t be welcome any time in the future either.
Newcastle United weren’t alone, amongst the others to drop him were Sky Sports, who said that they also could no longer have anything to do with Bristow.
Now though, on the back of Newcastle’s exit from the FA Cup, Eric Bristow has attempted to get a little revenge, using his very own interpretation of the Queen’s English.
Again using his Twitter account, Eric Bristow has put up this series of messages:
“Going to watch fa cup draw, bet chelsea and arsenal play to win, newcastle shameful, wouldnt support them.”
“Newcastle guy goes to oxford loads of dosh and dont know players ha ha.”
“Sutton v arsenal love the fa cup, newcastle dips.”
Newcastle United Official Statement 29 November 2016:
‘In light of tweets made by the darts player Eric Bristow, Newcastle United has taken the decision today to withdraw him immediately from a scheduled appearance at an event taking place at St. James’ Park on 6th December.
The club will not work with Eric Bristow in the future. For those who have already bought tickets for the event, current player Kevin Painter has this morning confirmed he will take part.’