Bury striker Tom Pope has said on his Twitter account that he wanted to punch Sheffield Wednesday’s after what he saw as a disrespectful celebration against the latter’s former club.

Winnall returned to his former club Barnsley for the first time since leaving at the weekend and was able to get one over his ex-employers when he scored the first goal of the game. However instead of the muted celebrations which now usually follow after scoring against his former team, he went wild and celebrated as you usually would when scoring against a South Yorkshire rival.

This angered quite a few Barnsley fans who believed their team deserved more respect from Winnall, and they booed him even when he tried to applaud the home fans at the end. One person who agreed that it was disrespectful was Bury striker Tom Pope, who tweeted about the incident shortly after, saying it was poor form to do what he did, before following it up by saying he wanted to punch Winnall for what he did.

Of course this caused an angry reaction from Sheffield Wednesday fans who soon started to attack Pope for his comments. He had an answer for everything, even when one person brought up the fact that he celebrated against his former team Rotherham United.

He also downplayed the accusations of death threats that Winnall has got since the celebrations, saying it is something that all players get due to the volatile nature of fans.

Of course if this grudge between Pope and Winnall continues, there is a rather big boxing event at Sheffield United stadium Bramall Lane next month which needs some good undercard bouts…


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