Rugby

Armitage, Moore in Twitter row

2013-05-21 13:14
Delon Armitage (AFP)
Cape Town - England and Toulon fullback Delon Armitage is again in the news for the wrong reasons after he became involved in a Twitter spat with former England hooker Brian Moore.

This came after Moore criticised Armitage's controversial try celebration during his side's 16-15 Heineken Cup final victory over Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.

Armitage appeared to mock Clermont flyhalf Brock James on his way to scoring the match-clinching try. The taunt upset Moore, who took to Twitter to express his disgust at the 29-year-old's behaviour.

VIDEO: Delon Armitage mocks Brock James

"If a player did to me what Armitage has just done I'd have to chin him after the touchdown,"
Moore wrote.

According to the ESPNscrum website, Armitage replied soon afterwards. "'nytime you fat p****! Go write another s*** book," he wrote in reference to Moore's award-winning autobiography Beware of the Dog. The tweet has since been deleted.

Moore responded in kind by saying, "Delon, at least I can write," before thanking Armitage for mentioning his book and providing a link to where it could be purchased.

Armitage has a history of untoward behaviour, having served a string of suspensions - including an eight-week ban for pushing and verbally abusing a doping officer - before quitting the English Premiership for France's top flight last year.

Armitage has played 26 Tests for England but his last international was against Scotland at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand two years ago.

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