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Alfie Barker is publicly shamed for tweet towards Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter

by | 4th, January 2017

The latest person to be publicly shamed by what they said on Twitter is Hitchin Town footballer Alfie Barker, 19, who thought it a good idea to abuse Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in odious fashion. Tweeted Barker: “Big hype just for a disappointment like the nine months leading up to your child’s birth.”

After last night’s Bournemouth v Arsenal fixture in the Premier League ended 3-3 the Cherries had led 3-0 Barker added: “At least you didn’t lose your kid.”

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter’s baby daughter died in 2015.

That the tweet was designed to wound is clear.  Arter has been candid about the “devastation” he felt at the loss of his child. “To be honest, at times I felt a bit envious when I’d see the lads with their families,” said Arter, “a lot of them had babies around that period, which was just a coincidence. It was strange if I heard them talking about things to do with their children, for example, someone saying, ‘I haven’t had any sleep tonight, it’s doing my head in,’ I would think: ‘I’d do anything to have a restless night.’

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