RTE soccer pundit, Kenny Cunningham, has today told FMFN that he is to undergo surgery, following years of harrowing abuse online.
Central defenders are generally known as tough, no nonsense, men’s men, but social media can break even the most cast-iron heart and so this proves to be the case again.
The ex Rep. of Ireland defender said that years of abuse on twitter and facebook has left him no choice but to have his eyebrows surgically reduced. RTE are expected to foot the bill for the surgery after, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received over 8 million complaints (almost twice the population of Ireland) about the size and unpredictable nature of Cunningham’s eyebrows. Public outrage has reached such a height, that RTE are now forced to pixelate Cunningham’s eyebrows before the watershed (9pm) and have a “viewer discretion is advised” warning before each broadcast featuring him as a panelist.
On potential replacement eyebrows, Cunningham seemed confident he was making the right choice: “I often get mistaken for The Rock due to our similar build and tribal tattoos and I must say I’ve always admired his eyebrows”. Cunningham also confirmed that he has requested that his personalised entrance music should be played whenever Kenny appears as a panelist. “Raising one eyebrow on its own has always been an issue, but hopefully Dr. Greene’s procedure will fix me.” Dr. Emmett (with two ‘t’s) Greene says that Cunningham is in desperate need of surgery: “I’ve never seen anyone so hideous in all my life and I live in Limerick.”
Kenny Cunningham’s eyebrows were unavailable for comment.