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PHOTO & TWEETS: Kelly Sotherton smashes TV in Flamini frustration

Former Olympian puts paid to telly by hurling remote at it.

Kelly Sotherton smashed her TV when Mathieu Flamini scythed down Lionel Messi to concede a penalty
RAGE: Sotherton (Image: Piet.Wijker)

Former heptathlete and 400m sprinter Kelly Sotherton smashed her TV in anger when Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini conceded a penalty against Barcelona last night.

Sotherton, a bronze medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, flew into a fit of rage when the Frenchman hacked down Lionel Messi just 47 seconds after coming on as a late substitute for Francis Coquelin.

She hurled the remote at the screen, leaving her television every bit as in tatters as her beloved Gunners’ Champions League hopes following the 0-2 last 16 first leg defeat.

Just smashed up the TV #AFCvFCB

— Kelly Sotherton (@KellySotherton) February 23, 2016

Fortunately we have photographic evidence of the incident, courtesy of former skier Jamie Fox:

Just watching the Arsenal with @KellySotherton and she lost it at the Penalty pic.twitter.com/T2irgryTZQ

— Jamie Fox (@jamiefox1) February 23, 2016

This was apparently the cue for erstwhile England rugby captain Will Carling to wade in:

@jamiefox1 @KellySotherton name dropper !!

— Will Carling (@willcarling) February 23, 2016

@willcarling @jamiefox1 it's boring now

— Kelly Sotherton (@KellySotherton) February 23, 2016

Whether or not Kelly Sotherton smashed her TV to avoid having to watch the second leg, we can only speculate.