“Go hang yourself like Gary Speed”: Collymore reveals shocking Twitter tirade
Stan Collymore has revealed he was the target of a vile racist Twitter tirade in which he was sensationally told to “hang yourself like Gary Speed”.
The former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest striker – now a respected pundit of the game for radio station talkSPORT and Channel 5 – highlighted the obscene message on the social networking site this morning along with a series of other racist posts sent by internet trolls.
Vile: Stan Collymore reveals the abusive hate message he received on Friday morning from a Twitter user
The tragic death of Wales manager Speed last month sent shockwaves through football with millions of saddened supporters paying tribute to the late 42-year-old.
And after raising alarm of a host of racist messages from Twitter users on the Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra row, in which the Liverpool striker faces an eight-match suspension for allegedly abusing the Manchester United defender – one user took an incredible hate aim at Collymore.
Jon Juwanson”s tweet read: “@StanCollymore do us a favour Stan and go and hang yourself like Gary Speed did please. Ok Negrito.”
Collymore was a victim of a vile message that referred to the late Gary Speed (R)
Collymore”s followers immediately responded with dozens of supportive messages with the 40-year-old writing: “The lovely comments outstrip the bad 100/1 so thank you to those who do. Not ignoring you,just highlighting a serious issue. x
“Have a look at my favourites. Tell me Twitter shouldn”t do something.”