Meath goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke subjected to threats and abuse on Twitter after red card
Meath's Twitter warriors were out in force last night and goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke was the chief source of their fury.
O'Rourke was part of the Meath team that coughed up a ten-point lead to Westmeath to crash to their first ever Championship defeat by their neighbours, putting an exclamation point on the collapse with a last-minute red card.
And angry Meath fans took to social media to vent their fury at O'Rourke, who retweeted a few of the choice offerings, several of which were unprintable and most of which were downright nasty.
Thankfully, O'Rourke's retweets of the abuse sparked some messages of support...
Some of the stick @PaORourke89 is getting is shocking to see. An amateur athlete with serious talent!
— David Fleming (@DavidFleming4) June 28, 2015
— bosco.foley (@boscofoley) June 28, 2015
UPDATE: O'Rourke also received support from former Westmeath player Dessie Dolan on The Sunday Game, last night.
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) June 28, 2015