Angry Tottenham fans mistakenly targeted an Olympic champion when they took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the officiating in the EPL club's 2-1 loss at Stoke.
The fans were unhappy with the performance of referee Chris Foy, who controversially sent off Spurs defender Younes Kaboul and disallowed an Emmanuel Adebayor goal on Sunday.
But it was four-time Olympic champion track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy who was blamed in an embarrassing case of mistaken identity.
Hoy, 35, received several messages criticizing what fans thought was his refereeing.
One tweeted, "Robbed ! Chris hoy calls himself a premier league referee !"
Another tweeted, "Chris Hoy, not only are you a useless **** of a referee, you also support Stoke."
Hoy, who won three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, replied, "Just for the record: 1 - I don't need glasses, and 2 - I do not lead a double life as an English Premier League ref."
Despite his protests the anger continued, and he later tweeted, "Still getting some rather amusing grief from Spurs fans!
"On the plus side I've learned some new 4 letter words today. #FoyNotHoy."