Tony Bellew slams ‘coward’ who left Troy Deeney baffled with Harvey Price jibe

Former professional boxer Tony Bellew has branded a football fan, who left Troy Deeney bemused by a Harvey Price comment, a 'coward'.

The Twitter video of the incident, which has been seen by over 23,700 people, shows the fan approach Birmingham City striker Deeney for a selfie before saying: "Harvey Price! Nice one mate." Deeney, who also enjoyed a stellar career at Watford, looks bemused by the comment and the video ends.

Deeney has received abuse in the past from fans stating he looks like the disabled son of celebrity Katie Price. Former WMC cruiserweight world champion Bellew, who retired in 2018 after suffering a defeat by Oleksandr Usyk, took offence to the video.

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Bellew showed his anger with the footage and the use of Price's name and took to social media to respond to the tweet. He commented saying: "Ya horrible little pr***!

"What a coward! To say that boys name is a disgrace and proper cowardly thing to do! Troy has every right to take that phone and smash it to pieces cos it’s exactly what I’d of done! Why would you do this?"

Bellew, now 39, is an avid support of hometown club Everton and during his boxing career the cruiserweight entered the ring to Z-Cars – the same anthem as his club walk out onto Goodison Park. A glittering career saw him win 30 of 34 professional bouts with 20 of his victories coming from knockouts.

Since retiring Bellew has worked boxing analyst and commentator as well as appearing in the film Creed.

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