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World Cup 2014: 'Wrong Phil Neville' Abused On Twitter

17/06/2014 11:12 BST | Updated 17/06/2014 11:59 BST
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A Suffolk-based radiator salesman named Phil Neville was abused on Twitter during England's World Cup defeat to Italy after being mistaken for the BBC's co-commentator.

Former England international Neville was castigated on Twitter for his "boring" commentary, which was described as a "Sat-nav to Dignitas", while the BBC received hundreds of complaints following the match.

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Phil Neville's commentary debut was more Jonathan Woodgate than Fabrizio Ravanelli

However another Neville, who occupies the Twitter handle @philneville, copped flak along with the intended target, @fizzer18.

Salesman Neville told BBC Suffolk's Etholle George there was "a lot of abusive language", but is hopeful his business will benefit from the exposure.

In March, Ravi Visvesvara Prasad (@RVP), Ashley van Buren (@AVB) and Sarah Moyes (@moyesy) shared an online mini therapy session about the abuse and adoration their Twitter handles generate after Miss Moyes was mistaken for David Moyes' daughter.