Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston is one of the most popular professional golfers on the planet. An everyman in the mold of John Daly — a man he considers an idol — and fans everywhere love him for it.
Beef is playing well this week — a three-under third round of 67 moved him into the top 20 on Saturday at the British Open — but somehow, he’s attracting controversy for it. It started when Mike Parry, a radio host on TalkSPORT, claimed Beef was a “clown.” His show, The Two Mikes, then tweeted out this Twitter poll.
Needless to say, Beef wasn’t very happy about it. He hit back at the two hosts, saying there was nothing wrong with him having fun doing what he loves.
(For the record, we’re totally on Beef’s side on this one. Don’t bash the guy for having fun and getting fans excited.)
Head over to Beef’s Twitter account to read the un-edited version.