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'Even your own mother dumped you' - Brian Moore showcases vile message sent to him by Twitter troll

By Ian Cameron

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BBC rugby pundit Brian Moore has revealed a vile message sent to him by a critic on Twitter.


The former England hooker is known for his outspoken punditry and his no-holds barred approach to social media.

His tweeting is not limited to rugby union and he often gets involved in Twitter discussions on many topics from current affairs to sport.

This evening Moore posted the following Tweet after receiving a reply from the poster in question: “You post inaccurate and illogical bollocks all the time. I know which I prefer.”

Moore initially retweeted a message from the account, but the account holder deleted his post before apparently deleting his entire Twitter account.

“Yes, I had a difficult upbringing but then again, I achieved a few things along the way. No insult you can throw will change that.”


Seeing the account had deleted the offensive message, Moore posted the message again, which he had saved. “Sean, as you didn’t have the balls to stand by your words and deleted them, I saved them for you.

‘Little willy Brian cannot keep a wife, 3 so far and even you’re own mother dumped you.’


Last week Moore launched a rousing defence of his commentating style after copping flak from critics on the social media platform.

The former England hooker was accused of ‘slagging’ off England and of having an old fashioned style of commentary. The unabashed pundit didn’t hold back in defending his approach, and was largely supported by his many followers.

It all started when one Tweeter posted: “You all ready to start slagging England off from the first kick [?].

Moore responded in kind, saying that he would continue to call it as he sees it.

“I’m ready to say exactly what I see; if England are good I’ll say so; if they’re not I’ll also say so. It’s not my job to ‘get behind the team.”

“To those saying my analysis is old-fashioned – it isn’t but it is simple. Know why? Because out of an audience of 7-8m, all but 1m know very little about rugby & they need simple explanations. If the choice is boring supposed experts and informing them; I choose them.”

He was supported by plenty of rugby’s Twitterati.

Paul Morgan, Communications Director at Premiership Rugby, said: “One thing you can never accuse Brian of is not calling it as he sees it … disagree with his views by all means but he always calls it exactly as he sees it – good or bad…”

A British and Irish Lion of two tours, Moore won 64 caps for England between 1987 and 1995.

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