Former Soccer Player Turned Professional Boxer Curtis Woodhouse Makes House Call on Twitter Troll

Curtis WoodhouseTwitter trolls, beware. Curtis Woodhouse is on the case … and he just might inspire a few copycats.

Woodhouse, a former professional soccer player turned professional boxer, got fed up with the stream of abuse he received from one Twitter user, so he decided to pay the troll a visit and have a man-to-man chat.

Woodhouse, 32, once graced the Premier League for Birmingham City and even played for England at the U-21 level. He retired from soccer at age 26 in 2006 saying he had lost his love for the game. He decided to return to his “first love,” which was boxing.

On Friday, Woodhhouse lost his English light-welterweight belt. A Twitter troll, who had been on Woodhouse’s case since January, started with some abuse. The prize-fighter initially took it in stride, but he decided enough was enough on Monday.¬†Woodhouse found out where the user lived and drove almost an hour to make the house call. Much of the exchange was played out publicly on the social media network, and the predictable result of it all turned Woodhouse into a cult hero.

See below for the best of the saga.

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Photo via Twitter/@woodhousecurtis

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