Internet Troll loses sense of humour when he gets tracked down

via thisishullandeastriding.co.uk

via thisishullandeastriding.co.uk

The anonymous cowards calling for people’s deaths and suicides are a spineless bunch.

This is what happened when a boxer decided to go find his troll

Woodhouse, 32, a former footballer and one-time light welterweight champion of England, was bombarded by tweets mocking him about lost fights and even his father’s death.

Earlier this week he decided he had had enough and jumped in his car to track down his tormentor, who called himself “The Master”, while giving his 26,000 followers a running commentary on the way.  

After finding the troll’s address he arrived in the man’s street in the northern industrial city of Sheffield on Monday and tweeted a picture of himself there to prove it.

“Right Jimbob im here!! someone tell me what number he lives at, or do I have to knock on every door #itsshowtime,” he wrote.

People have to remember that unless you pay for certain anonymising services, and you are extremely disciplined, the Internet is not really anonymous.

The unfortunate Twitter abuser, whose real name is James O’Brien, 24, sent a plaintive tweet throwing in the towel before the boxer could confront him in person.

“I am sorry its getting a bit out of hand i am in the wrong i accept that,” O’Brien wrote.

That’s the typical behaviour of a troll – bring them out in the same daylight as everyone else and they are nothing more than weasely cowards.

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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