Ex-Tottenham Hotspur player lays into presenter over jibe

Last season, a former Sky Sports presenter made the news for reportedly quitting their job with the broadcaster after receiving abuse following a comment made about Tottenham Hotspur.

According to The Times, Rachel Riley, who supports Manchester United, walked away from her presenting roles after being subjected to vile tweets.

The Countdown star caused an uproar when she described Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United a “bottle job” in terms of the Premier League title race.

In the last two seasons, Mauricio Pochettino’s men came close to taking the title challenge down to the wire, but they fell short, finishing third and then second respectively.

Following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over North London rivals Arsenal, former Spurs defender Graham Roberts posted a controversial reply to a fan, bringing up the Riley controversy from last year.

Tottenham are just four points adrift of second-placed Manchester United, while Manchester City remain runaway leaders with a 16-point advantage.

Roberts’s controversial tweet may not be accurate though, as The Times claim that Sky wanted to give Riley a new contract, but she decided to leave the position due to the social media abuse.