British Boxer Shows How to Deal With Twitter Trolls

By Gary Cutlack on at

Brit Boxer Curtis Woodhouse was unfortunate enough to take a beating in the ring last week, losing his light welterweight title. One particularly venomous Twitter user started hitting him with abuse about it, so Woodhouse decided to track him down.

The timeline on Woodhouse's profile tells the entire story. He first offered £1,000 to anyone who could provide a name and address for the harasser and, when that turned up, he posted the attacker's details up in a tweet, adding: "see you really soon big boy."

Then it gets quite awesome. Woodhouse actually drove to the man's street, took a photo of the sign, posted it online and said: "...someone tell me what number he lives at, or do I have to knock on every door?"

The rabid Twitter troll then became rather apologetic, saying, in slightly broken English: "i am sorry its getting abit out of hand i am in the wrong i accept that."

Woodhouse is basking in the glory right now and loving the fact that he's picked up stacks of new followers thanks to the success of his troll hunt and the popular hastag #Jimmybrownpants it generated, despite the rather gloomy and menacing undercurrent of it all. [Mashable]