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Kyrgios vs Walker: the brawl that keeps on going

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The Twitter war between tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios and Adelaide Crows captain Taylor “Tex” Walker escalated on Thursday night – and, boy, it was good fun to watch.

In the latest instalment, Kyrgios called Walker an ‘idiot’ for posting highlights of himself playing for the Crows after the world No.32 tennis star said he didn’t know who the AFL player was.

Even South Australian Sports Minister Leon Bignell weighed in to the stoush on his Facebook page, calling Kyrgios a “total tool”.

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Walker began the Twitter tirade on Wednesday when he called Kyrgios, who is on the cusp of getting a month ban from the ATP tour, a “flog”, “peanut” and “galoot”.

Kyrgios received another code violation and $2062 fine at the Shanghai Masters for obscenity this week, edging him closer to a one-month suspension from the ATP Tour.

That prompted Walker to take to Twitter to vent his anger about Kyrgios’ constant antics.

The young tennis star eventually bit back, claiming he was unaware of the Adelaide footballer.

Walker replied with a video highlight of a spectacular grab to refresh Kyrgios’ memory, and called the Canberran a ‘galoot’ again.  

But just as things looked like they were calming down, Kyrgios couldn’t help but have the last word … or did he?

Mr Bignell couldn’t resist on joining in on the debate, posting on Facebook: “Congratulations Tex. this snoozer needs to be reminded of what a total tool he is.” bignell-151015-thenewdaily

Even ex-Crows star Patrick Dangerfield – who confirmed his much-talked about switch from Adelaide to Geelong this week – chimed in to inject some perspective during the dispute on Wednesday night.

Kyrgios had to point out that he also raises money for charity.


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