It probably seemed like an innocent enough idea at the time – the other day, some bright spark at BBC Sport invited the Twitter community to send in their questions for Iain Dowie using the hashtag #AskDowie…
Got a question for Iain Dowie about the opening weekend of the season? Use #AskDowie, the best ones will be included in Sportsday Live.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 19, 2013
Well, it didn’t take long before the tweet was shot down in flames of pedantry…
#AskDowie didn't the season start 2 weeks ago?
— Bryan Edwards (@BryanEdwards12) August 19, 2013
…and from thereon in, it’s fair to say that BBC Sport didn’t quite the reception they may have been hoping for…
— Dave Turner (@Nevare88) August 19, 2013
what was going through your clotted mind when you thumped that header into your own net against stockport county? #AskDowie
— Chris Pike (@cdjp_rr9) August 19, 2013
#AskDowie why did you ruin charlton?
— Dean Davidson (@DeanDavidsonn) August 19, 2013
— James Taylor-Nye (@Palace_Jim) August 19, 2013
#askdowie Did you get hit in the face with a kettle when you were a child?
— Finchy (@ChrisFinch231) August 19, 2013
— treacadeulofeu (@treacadelic) August 19, 2013
— Chris Bottom (@ChrisBottom16) August 19, 2013
#AskDowie Do you believe in life after love?
— Mr Moves (@MrMoves) August 19, 2013
— Alex Parkinson (@alex_kinson) August 19, 2013
Why are you so dowie? #AskDowie
— Christian Kaca Paul (@Cricripaul) August 19, 2013
— Jordan Richardson (@JRichardson_19) August 19, 2013
#AskDowie is it true that you was barred from sherlocks in Birkenhead for head butting a bouncer?
— danny thomas (@danny_thomas86) August 19, 2013
— Tom Rose (@Tom__Rose) August 19, 2013
Dowie: “Let’s have a look at those questions, then.”
BBC Sport: “Eeeeerrrrrr…”