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Presenter quits following 'hideous abuse' from Spurs fans

Filed: Wednesday, 14th June 2017
By: Staff Writer

TV presenter Rachel Riley has quit her job at Sky Sports after receiving a torrent of abuse from Tottenham supporters.

The Countdown presenter has announced her decision to step down from the role at Sky after being trolled by Spurs fans on social media, after she described their club as a "proper bottle job" following the 1-0 defeat by West Ham at the beginning of last month.

Explaining the context of her comment at the time, she said: "For the record I didn't say Spurs are bottle jobs but tonight's game was a test of nerve. I didn't mean any offence to Spurs or their fans tonight, just a surprise to slip v WHam (sic) with their form on paper.

"Personal abuse is hideous. I love football, always have, always will, banter is fun, abuse is not whoever/whatever/wherever."

Tottenham saw their title hopes go up in smoke following the defeat by West Ham, with the only goal of the game being scored by KUMB Player of the Year Manuel Lanzini.

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