Meath goalkeeper Paddy O'Rourke subjected to threats and abuse on Twitter after red card 5 years ago

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.

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Thankfully, O'Rourke's retweets of the abuse sparked some messages of support...

UPDATE: O'Rourke also received support from former Westmeath player Dessie Dolan on The Sunday Game, last night.