Everyone who has ever had abuse on Twitter will absolutely LOVE this.
With the help of bookies Paddy Power, legendary jockey Ruby Walsh turned the tables on an online troll who accused him of jumping off horses for money.
Walsh – who has been the leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival 10 times, including in each of the last four years – will be strongly fancied to continue that run when the festival starts on Tuesday, but before that he’s taken on Ben “The Egg” and showed him that tweeting abuse to famous people can often have consequences.
As seen in the video above, after receiving an abusive tweet Walsh tracks down “The Egg” responsible and teaches him a lesson.
Paddy Power spokesman Paddy Power, who features in the video, said: “He’s not exactly Piers Morgan but Ruby still has to put up with more than his fair share of vitriol online.
“A lot of the time he gets accused of jumping off his ride, so we thought it was a great idea when he suggested that we create a video to point out the idiocy of this notion that might make people think twice before they tweet.”
Walsh added: “If I was to read or worry about what people say on Twitter about me I’d never leave the house never mind going out to ride in the next race. People are entitled to their opinions, but I’ve no time for faceless abuse. Once I’ve spoken to the trainers and connections everyone else’s opinion is their own.
“Most of the time the abuse blows itself out as quickly as it starts. It’s irrelevant. You wonder how Twitter trolls feel if and when they read their tweets back. Most of it is ridiculous. It doesn’t apply just to me – it’s the same for everyone who gets trolled.
“If someone was to actually sit down and think about what they’ve written in the cold light of day they’d see the stupidity of some of the comments. You wouldn’t say half these things to someone’s face, so why would you bother writing it?”
They’ll certainly think twice now.