An irate Andrew 'Beef' Johnston has called talkSPORT presenter Mike Parry a "d***head" after being labelled a "clown" in an online poll.
Beef, who is playing in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale where he has had his name read out as Beef Johnston on the first tee this week, took to Twitter after learning the radio host of 'The Two Mikes' had conducted an online poll as to whether the Englishman was an inspiration to youngsters or just a "clown".
But it didn't stop there, especially when Mike Parry revealed of the 330 votes in the poll that 61% called Johnston an inspiration and 39% called him a clown. Golf fans, golfers and even other sporting stars have been getting involved in the social media war.
Here's a selection of tweets...
These people can do one sad sad people shit show @TheTwoMikes— Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
Never been bout money. @mikeparry8 look at wat I'm doing trying to get into sports ur a dick head— Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
If I'm a clown for enjoying my work then so be it. Ur a sad person and couldn't care less wat u think.— Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
I'm going after Mike parry mate. That poll is a joke. Shouldn't even be up— Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
I give my absolute best on course and to people to make them have a great day and u call me that. I'm no clown it's out of order https://t.co/TTmpiXVO89— Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
Keep up the good work, @BeefGolf You connect with fans in a way that brings great spirit to golf !!! #WellDone #Grill 'em! https://t.co/rP4M97PPrm— Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) July 22, 2017
Sorry for rant but some people gotta get sometimes. I love u all — Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
@BeefGolf is an inspiration to ALL in sport! More personality than most and has fun playing a game he loves, spending hours with fans! pic.twitter.com/9kdp4KkveZ— Adrian Moore (@AdrianMoore58) July 22, 2017
A clown??Making the cut at major champs and inspiring the next generation & he gets called a clown. @mikeparry8 you're a total #clueless— Adam Legg (@TheBigLegg) July 22, 2017
If anyone has any doubt about @BeefGolf & his intentions - you only have to spend a little time with him to understand his true commitment— Thomas Bjørn (@thomasbjorngolf) July 22, 2017
Why on earth is a national broadcaster holding a poll like this? Wankers. Totally out of order. https://t.co/JeTBLam3Yd— Ewan Murray (@mrewanmurray) July 22, 2017
What a stupid poll that is. A young man who is playing some amazing golf and inspiring young kids is a role model. Leave the station please.— Darren Barker (@DarrenBarker82) July 22, 2017
Parry – who was urged to resign by Beef – insisted he never meant to offend Johnston but fears he plays to the crowd too much when he should be concentrating on his game.
Shouldn't u be cleaning out ur studio. Resign https://t.co/PovAEv5z6R— Andrew'BEEF'Johnston (@BeefGolf) July 22, 2017
“No way in the world would I want to upset the Beef – a great British sportsman with great charisma," said Parry. "We need people like this.
"I just feel that he’s not altogether concentrating on his game if he’s trying to project his image as a clownish golfer."