Gordon Armstronga former football player, accused golfers. More precisely, he accused Lee Westwood. Armstrong compared Westwood’s departure to LIV Golf to match-fixing. However, Westwood immediately responded via Twitter and found the comparison by Gordon bizarre.
‘You’ve likened playing for another league to someone who commits a criminal offence of throwing football matches?’ he wrote on Twitter. ‘What an amazing grasp of reality! I’m sure your employers will be thrilled to hear this logic.’
Many Twitter users reacted, and one of them was specific. He believes that Westwood did not commit a criminal act, but that his act is not commendable at all considering the money he earned during his career. ‘You are correct Lee, you haven’t committed a criminal offence.
However, you have ruined your reputation and sometimes that should be worth more than money, especially as you weren’t exactly poor before.’
Lee Westwood and Twitter war
Westwood disagrees with the majority, considering that he felt a lot of support, especially in Wentworth.
Westwood replied: ‘The thousands of true golf fans walking round and supporting at Wentworth last weekend do not share your sentiments. Don’t get sucked into the Twitter, media and propaganda that you’re being fed.’
Armstrong reiterated that most members of LIV Golf took a huge amount of money. This had a great impact on their reputation considering all that they achieved while playing on the PGA Tour : ‘You took loads more money when you really don’t need it, which I never said was criminal, like Jon Rahm said you guys could never spend all your money, what I said was it has completely spoilt your reputation as a legend of European Golf’and he deleted his original tweet.
He said: ‘Apologies the bit about other footballers went too far.’ Westwood did accept an apology in the end. Westwood replied: ‘Apology accepted.’