Al Ain's Ryan Babel embroiled in sexism storm on Twitter

Sport360 staff 04:53 29/08/2015
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Twitter fight: Babel.

Al Ain forward Ryan Babel was involved in a Twitter argument on Friday night which saw the former Netherlands star accused of sexism after several inappropriate comments to his female adversary, including telling her to ‘stay in her lane’.

Babel, who is no stranger to controversy, made remarks about the girl’s anatomy before questioning the right of women to comment on footballing issues.

His comments drew a furious response from many on the site prompting the Dutch international to continue his rant about the need to be a role model and Twitter trolls. He then appeared to hand out his personal phone number to would-be tormentors.

It is not the first time that Babel has drawn unwanted attention to himself on Twitter, having been fined by the Football Association for posting a mocked-up photo on his Twitter site of the referee Howard Webb wearing a Manchester United shirt in 2011 while still a Liverpool player.

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Babel had previously been fined by his club for revealing that he had been dropped for a game against Stoke on the website.

His latest conflict appeared to refer back to his days at Liverpool, having posted an article referring to former manager Rafa Benitez, now of Real Madrid. When challenged over his ill-feeling to the Spaniard, Babel then responded to the girl in question with his insulting remark.

It remains to be seen what view employers Al Ain take of the incident which has since been picked up by international media.

Babel has so far made three appearances for The Boss, scoring earlier on Friday night in his side’s cup victory draw with Al-Jazira.

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