Some Eric Bristow tweets are causing controversy after the darts legend weighed in with his views on the child sexual abuse scandal currently rocking English football – and these are the best jokes.
The former World No. 1, now an MBE, posted a series of perhaps misjudged comments on the social network last night suggesting the alleged victims were “wimps” and that “if some football coach was touching me when i was a kid as i got older i would have went back and sorted that poof out”.
As he sought to further clarify his position, we were also treated to this gem:
Sorry meant paedo not poof
— Eric Bristow MBE (@ericbristow) November 28, 2016
Don’t miss this selection of the best jokes after Eric Bristow tweets his thoughts on the football sex abuse scandal:
I know we've all been waiting for Eric Bristow's thoughts on combatting child abuse. The wait is over. https://t.co/eh3NwfQMur
— Lucie Toblerone (@msloobylou) November 28, 2016
Sorry if I'm quiet on here tonight, I'm just doing Eric Bristow's social media.
— hrtbps (@hrtbps) 28 November 2016
Credit to Eric Bristow. He's got his Presidential nomination in very early.
— Karl (@TheCenci) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow is like yer racist uncle who you know is going to get pissed and fall through a table at the wedding
— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) November 28, 2016
@ericbristow How did that interview go at Childline?
— Sam Silverwood-Cope (@scopey123) 28 November 2016
Bristow makes you wonder how many low follower 80s celeb accounts on here are tweeting "Enoch was right! Send them back!" undiscovered
— Callum Hamilton (@Callum_TH) November 28, 2016
@ericbristow I bought a set of your darts Eric. I shall now be returning them to the Argos. Good day
— Whisprin'Bob Chuckle (@pifflepockle) 28 November 2016
Paul Gascoigne has arrived at the scene in Bristol claiming to be a friend of Eric Bristow's
— Liam (@_liamlane) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow thinks that these days, if you say you're English, you'll be arrested and thrown in jail.
— mmmns (@Danny_McMoomins) November 28, 2016
Nailed on Bristow is a brexiter.
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow's manager opening his Twitter in the morning pic.twitter.com/dEsoiWwH9l
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow appears to have gone Full English Brexit
— Taylor and Besty (@TaylorandBesty) November 28, 2016
SPOILER: No Eric Bristow. https://t.co/AkBJstD287
— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) November 28, 2016
If Eric Bristow deletes those tweets and makes an apology, it'll be the first 180 he's made in years.
— Andrew Raeburn (@andrew_raeburn) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow's tweets are absolutely shocking. Never buying his gravy again
— Liam Bolland (@Liamb7771) 28 November 2016
Eric Bristow has totally shattered my preconceived idea of darts players as clean-living, tolerant, open-minded liberals.
— Nick (@SharlandNM) November 28, 2016
Paedo Bashing with Eric Bristow. pic.twitter.com/ahifBHV9Fn
— George Gold (@ItsOneOfThose) November 28, 2016
"Find out who Eric Bristow is and offer him a job." pic.twitter.com/XL5F7ujkig
— President Trump (@LandOfTheTrump) November 28, 2016
BREAKING: Donald Trump appoints Eric Bristow Minster for Sport.
— MMOB (@MMOBOfficial) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow may have posted some awful tweets tonight, but he brought education and free healthcare to the Cuban people.
— Fin O'Leary (@fin_oleary) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow is now 59. And he's proper ruined it. pic.twitter.com/dIbcLBfnvD
— Tony Hodson (@tonyhodson1) November 28, 2016
If I know my 2016, Eric Bristow will now go on to win Sports Personality of the Year.
— Rees Nicholls (@ReesNicholls) November 28, 2016
8pm – Eric Bristow MBE
11pm – Eric Bristow
— Rob Holmes (@RobHolmesAVFC) November 28, 2016
Imagine how stupid we're going to feel when Eric Bristow wins the next General Election.
— Ben (@Jamin2g) November 28, 2016
— Bullseye (Not) (@BullysSpeedboat) November 28, 2016
Eric Bristow thinks that you can't even call it "Christmas" anymore.
— Macca (@The_Paris_Angel) November 28, 2016
Brrrrr, it's colder than Eric Bristow outside.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) November 29, 2016
Eric Bristow has been sacked by Sky Sports.
Eric, you require a P45.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 29, 2016
Presumably Eric Bristow is on his way to the Sky Sports studios to sort them out?
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) November 29, 2016