Footballer Warren Barton's 'tackle' picture becomes internet sensation
Published Jul 11 2012, 17:20 BST | By Mayer Nissim
The official Barclays Premier League website
took down an archive picture of ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Vincent Samways today after it went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Football fans on Twitter noticed that opposition defender Warren Barton
was showing more than he intended when sliding in for a tackle.
We've saved Barton's modesty with a cockerel borrowed from Samways's shirt, but screengrabs of the uncensored image are still circulating on social networking websites.
As the link was shared around the web, the Barclays site - quick as a flash - took down the offending image, replacing it with a placeholder showing a ghostly cut-out.
By then though, the damage had obviously been done.
Barton currently works for Fox Soccer in the US and is a keen Twitter
user himself, but is yet to comment on the picture.