Andy Vernon has continued his long-running twitter spat with Mo Farah, this time blaming the Team GB hero for his IAAF World Championship’s exclusion.
The British runner took to social media to vent his frustration, stating:
Well done on your medal @Mo_Farah Great to hear you love to represent your country. Thank you for stopping me do the same. Good luck for 5K
— Andy Vernon (@AndyVernonGB) August 23, 2015
Vernon and Farah have a past to say the least, with the pair exchanging heated words in a Twitter spat back in February. And as recently as last month, Vernon claimed that Farah swore at him at the Diamond League meeting in Laussanne. Such was Vernon’s contempt that he even took the time out to the general public who were questioning him on the matter:
Vernon went on to say his qualifying time of 27mins 42secs was set on 2 May at Stanford University, a time that would have seen him finish 6th/23 on Saturday, albeit in very different conditions.
Last year, Vernon won a brace of medals at the European Championships, finishing behind Mo Farah in both events. He appealed the British Athletics decision not to give him a place in Beijing, and while others like Martin Rooney were successful (the Briton subsequently running a massive 44.45 PB to vindicate his selection), Vernon – despite running a swift 13.20 for 5000 to prove his fitness – was not.