Poulter slams SPOTY award

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Ian Poulter took to his twitter account to direct some criticism at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Ian Poulter took to his twitter account to direct some criticism at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the UK, calling it a “farce”.

The award was won by jockey AP McCoy, with darts king Phil Taylor and heptathlete Jessica Ennis taking second and third respectively.

Golfers Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell came in at fourth and fifth after their respective sporting accomplishments this year, which included a maiden major victory for McDowell and becoming the world’s No. 1 golfer for Westwood, but Poulter was less than satisfied at their showing.

He wrote: “Darts comes second in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year voting, get a grip. Congrats to AP. A great sportsman and a gent but he wasn’t my choice.

“It’s a farce. How could Graeme McDowell or Lee Westwood not win? GMac wins a Major and Westy’s world no.1. That’s b******s.”

He didn’t stop there, saving a bit of choice sarcasm for last: “I cant believe I didn’t get a vote for winning the World Tiddlywink Championships. I’m gutted.”

PDC darts chairman Barry Hearn was very diplomatic in his response: “I know Ian. He is a great player. I am sure, as a great sportsman himself, he respects the ability of other great sportsmen,” he said.

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