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Woody meets lost testicle Twitter author
11:20am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
THE lost testicle of Warrington Wolves’ Paul Wood has been reincarnated on Twitter.
A Twitter page called Woody’s ball has been set up, with tweets sent as if penned by the removed, ruptured testicle.
Since the England international’s now globally renowned feat of endurance in the Grand Final defeat to Leeds, the page has been growing in popularity.
As of Tuesday, it had 864 followers.
Dave Smyth, a friend of Paul’s who uses his personal training service, created the account.
“It’s a bit of fun, a bit of a wind up for what he suffered and how hard that must have been for him,” said Dave, aged 44, of Cotterdale Close, Whittle Hall.
“Now he’s got the recognition he deserves.”
But Dave did not tell Paul what he had done.
“I was checking my Twitter and realised this account was following me called ‘Woody’s ball’,” said the 31-year-old.
“I got one of my mates to tell Dave I was fuming about the account but he didn’t believe me.
“I said I wasn’t happy with it and wait until I find out who did it.
“Then I told Mickey (Higham) to start saying it as well and in the end he was like ‘I hope I haven’t upset you’.
“I didn’t want people to think I had set it up but it was quite funny some of the stuff that was coming out so I didn’t mind really.”
But is the prop forward tired of the ongoing attention his injury has received?
“It’s being spoken about everywhere which is good for the rugby league and good for the club,” said Paul.
“It’s something that I’ll never forget, but I went to Disney on Ice on Sunday night and lads are asking ‘how’s your testicle’.
“When they ask they look down between my legs, or maybe that’s just me being paranoid.”
- To view the page, search @Woodys_ball.