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Jockey Tom Marquand ‘wins the internet’ with brilliant putdown of troll who sent him abuse

JOCKEY Tom Marquand was praised for ‘winning the internet’ with this brilliant putdown of a troll who sent him abuse.

Marquand, who is engaged to fellow rider Hollie Doyle, was tagged in a tweet that read: “Sick of that k*** @TomMarquand.”

Punters praised Marquand for his response to a troll who sent him abuse online
Marquand made light of the vile message by joking his fiancee and fellow jockey Hollie Doyle was also sick of him

Jockeys getting sent vile messages on social media is nothing new.

Some choose to ignore it while others, like Jamie Osborne, father of Flat rider Saffie, contact the police.

Marquand, 23, decided to take matters into his own hands and reply directly.

Quoting the original message, Marquand hit back: “So is @HollieDoyle1 Tommy but I don’t see her moaning about it.”

That post was quicky met with approval from punters and jockeys alike.

SunSport columnist Silvestre de Sousa tweeted a mic drop emoji, while one punter said: “This has made my f***ing day Tom, well played mate!”

Jockey Ben Curtis posted a crying laughter face emoji as one racing fan replied: “Take a bow @TomMarquand you have won the internet today – brilliant response.”

Another said: “James Blunt-style response. Brilliant.”

One comment read: “Absolutely love this response! Made me chuckle. Keep going guys, you’re both awesome!”

A fellow Twitter user wrote: “The trolls love to come out the woodwork every so often. You keep being you @TomMarquand.”

While another said: “THE ultimate winning response. Love it.”

And another post read: “A lesson from @TomMarquand on how to deal with online abuse. Well played Mr Marquand.”

Marquand and 24-year-old Doyle, who finished third in last year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, are racing’s golden couple.

They travel up and down the country – and abroad – competing against each other.

Like many jockeys, though, they have been sent horrible messages from some social media users.

Authorities have attempted to combat it by giving young jockeys additional training in how to handle online attacks.

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