Lily Allen hits back at Chris Eubank Jr following ring girl joke
The comments of Chris Eubank Jr about ring girls have not gone down at all well with Lily Allen.
The British super-middleweight took to Twitter on Monday evening to share a video of the post-fight interview which followed his stunning knockout victory over Avni Yildirim at the weekend.
A crunching combination stopped Yildirim in the third round and sent Eubank Jr safely into the World Boxing Super Series semi-finals.
After the fight, a video of the fighter's father, legendary boxer Chris Eubank, standing in the way of the ring girls who tend to pose behind the victor for the in-ring interviews did the rounds on social media.
To all ring girls. Do not photobomb me as my dad has a very particular set of skills. He will look for u, he will find u & he will pie u 😄 pic.twitter.com/skwdIACh8d
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 9, 2017
Eubank Jr shared the video with the joke warning: "To all ring girls, do not photobomb me as my dad has a very particular set of skills. He will look for you, he will find you and he will pie you." The line is a reference to the famous piece of dialogue from Liam Neeson's character in the film Taken.
Well one person who wasn't laughing at the 28-year-old's attempt at humour was Lily Allen, who promptly responded with a savage put-down.
The pair have since gone back-and-forth, with the boxer claiming that he was just trying to enjoy some "banter" and Allen maintaining that it was an example of "misogyny."
Its called banter Lily. You’re well known for abusing drugs & alcohol so maybe focus on respecting yourself 1st before worrying about others
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 10, 2017