Offensive Barmy Army trolls UK v India Test

NEVER underestimate the British love on humour so dark that it can turn the stomach.

During the fourth Test in Mumbai, British fans no doubt frustrated by Old Blighty's shocking performance became distracted by a giant screen displaying messages from fans.

The live-tweet message service in Wankhede Stadium suddenly began to flash up the darkest and meanest jokes from fans, who should never have been given access to any kind of billboard.

Big screen operators who were no doubt paying too little attention to the messages, missed a clanger of a message that used missing child Madeleine McCann as fodder.

It read:

"So grateful for my parents to bring me to the Cricket! Great day so far :) - Madeleine McCann," 

Another slightly more subtle one, made a pun about the "hunger" for the game, apparently coming from an IRA activist Bobby Sands who died after a 66-day hunger strike in 1981.

Great to see the hunger for Test cricket in Mumbai -- Bobby Sands


One came from Elizabeth Fritzl, the woman who was held prisoner in an Austrian rape dungeon for 24 years by her father Josef.

I came here in memory of my father Josef, who loved to watch cricket with me in the basement in our home country, Austria -- Elisabeth Fritzl.

Among the tackiness was a note from Adam Johnson, noting the young fans in the audience.

Johnson -- an English footballer -- was convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old earlier this year.

Topics:  cricket offbeat

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