SIR Chris Hoy received some unexpected abuse when he logged on to his Twitter account yesterday morning.
He awoke to find messages of abuse from supporters of Tottenham Hotspur, who had lost 2-1 to Stoke the previous day in the Barclays Premier League.
They accused the treble Olympic gold medallist and Edinburgh celebrity of needing glasses, and purposefully derailing their side’s title bid.
Confused, Sir Chris investigated further, and was relieved to find he was in fact the victim of mistaken identity.
Low-intelligence Spurs fans were confusing him with the man who refereed Sunday’s game – Chris Foy.
But the cyclist took it in good humour. He told followers: “I’ve learned some new four-letter words today.”
Paul’s not blown away by Hibs stars’ wind woes
THE video of Hibs players struggling with training last Thursday during the storms has become one of the most popular videos of Hurricane Bawbag.
It seems the Hibs players got no sympathy from senior Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Edie, despite him being a Hibs fan.
“They play footie outdoors – they should expect to get wet,” wrote Cllr Edie, the city’s health and housing leader, on his online blog.
“They couldn’t kick the balls as they were being blown away – a metaphor for this season I hear some wag say.”
Last call for hearing aid
THANKS to Chris Leslie of the Scottish Book Trust, who heard the following announcement at Edinburgh Airport: “Could the customer who left a hearing aid in the departure lounge please collect it.”
Let’s at least hope travellers noticed the one person who wasn’t laughing and passed the message on.
It’s the simple things . .
IT is often the window through which people see the Capital – so what better way to celebrate Edinburgh than a special pint glass.
Tennent’s has created six pint glasses – one for each Scottish city – covered with phrases and images that best sum up each place.
Predictably Edinburgh’s features Greyfriar’s Bobby, the Castle, Arthur’s Seat and references to the city’s two football teams and two grave robbers.
But one contribution records the fact that, for many locals, the real joy is: “watching unsuspecting tourists at one o’clock.”