Fan favourite at Birkdale lashed out at talkSPORT host Mike Parry on Twitter
FUMING Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston called a radio presenter a “d***head” after being labelled a “clown” in an online poll.
Beef lashed out at talkSPORT host Mike Parry of The Two Mikes in response to an online poll they conducted asking whether the fan favourite was an inspiration to youngsters or a “clown”.
The English golfer replied to the original tweet with the message: “If I’m a clown for enjoying my work then so be it. Ur a sad person and couldn’t care less wat u think.”
Former IBF middleweight champ Darren Barker then tweeted Beef saying: “Jealously strikes yet again mate. #inspiration #100%.”
And Johnston replied: “He’s a d***head.”
The golfer tweeted Parry – whose show alongside Mike Graham has more than a million listeners on a Saturday – directly, with the message: “Never been bout money. @mikeparry8 look at wat I’m doing trying to get into sports ur a d***head.”
Parry – who was urged to RESIGN by Beef – insisted he never meant to offend Johnston but fears he plays to the crowd too much when he should be concentrating on his game.
He told The Sun: “No way in the world would I want to upset the Beef – a great British sportsman with great charisma. We need people like this.
“I just feel that he’s not altogether concentrating on his game if he’s trying to project his image as a clownish golfer.
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“The poll started off as a discussion and then became a real national debate. When Beef came off the course he jumped in and started throwing a few harsh words towards the Two Mikes.”
The poll at the time of writing had Johnston as 39 per cent a clown and 61 per cent an inspiration.
Beef currently lies level par through three rounds of the Open at Royal Birkdale.
He fired a three-under 67 in benign conditions today – three strokes better than playing partner Adam Scott.
Beef is a firm fan favourite and draws shouts of “Beef” wherever he plays around the world.
He made history this week by becoming the first golfer to be announced by their nickname on the first tee at the Open.
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