Andy Vernon apologises after Twitter row with Glasgow 2014 star Lynsey Sharp

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The British 10,000m champion Andy Vernon has publically apologised to team mate Lynsey Sharp after a Twitter row following her silver medal winning performance for Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Sharp tweeted fellow Loughborough-based Annabelle Lewis the above, which sparked a critical response from Vernon who has since removed his tweets. In case you missed it, the exchange via Twitter went as follows: 


“Just remembered I promised myself a Chanel handbag if I won a medal.”


“You won a medal? You should mention it now and again.”


“It’s not my fault cross-country doesn’t get quite as much publicity.”


“Self-publicity isn’t quite the same. And I don’t use a drip to get my medals.”


“Andy Vermin, I had 5ml of fluid through a drip, about the same volume as one tear I just cried looking at your performances.”


“It’s not about who’s better. It’s about how you use Twitter. Be proud of your medal. You just don’t need to tell us every day.”

Vernon, who finished sixth in Hampden Park over 5,000m whilst competing for England, later apologised to Sharp:


But it isn’t all bad, the public spat did spark a humorous conversation between @Statman_Jon and his followers:

Twitter Conversation between @Statman_Jon and his followers.


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First published on: 6 August, 2014 12:00 am

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