Sunday Times journalist Stephen Jones has developed a reputation as a bit of a Twitter troll, though he seems to have quite a low tolerance for anyone disagreeing with his own opinions, hitting the block button at the drop of a hat (and his account is private).
Rugby World Mag blogger Paul Williams tweeted earlier today that he was bemused about Paul O'Connell's comments on the Ray D'Arcy Show where he said Warren Gatland's decision to drop Brian O'Driscoll was wrong. He also said that he thought O'Connell's words could only cause problems.
Stephen Jones responded in agreement that O'Connell's comments were "pathetic".
Two Irish followers of Jones then tweeted in disagreement about his opinion. He requested the identity of one, asking "who are you dick head".
Both paid the price for breaking the cardinal rule of tweeting Stephen Jones, 'don't disagree with Stephen Jones', with immediate blockage.
Paul O'Connell's comments are far from bemusing and pathetic. He was simply offering an honest opinion, which two sports writers should at the very least be appreciative of in a world of generally bland interviews from sports stars.
He is not going to play for the Lions again and if those comments were in some way to influence Warren Gatland's decisions regarding the selection of Irish players for the future (if he remains on as coach) then he really should not be in the job.