Tottenham Hotspur

New York Woman Hits Back at Angry Spurs Fans Who Think She Is Andre Villas-Boas

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:  Andre Villas-Boas manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks through his hands during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on December 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorDecember 15, 2013

Ashley Van Buren is a freelance writer and researcher from New York.

She is not the manager of Tottenham Hotspur.

That is a small fact seemingly lost on many Spurs fans in the wake of their 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool, as they decided to vent their spleen on Twitter toward @AVB—Ms. Van Buren's handle.

Van Buren's job history is described on her blog as roles that have "always involved playing with words, stories, and narrative structure" and she responded to the misdirected abuse in great fashion.

Here's how it went:

Reminder that I am NOT the U.K. football coach, so if you send me a death threat meant for him, I'm gonna tweet you a musical theater lyric.

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night. #SoundofMusic RT @mortonie: @jaygeemsg Time to replace @AVB.

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

Here in the home I love. #Fiddler RT @raphajoseph: Our worst defeats @SpursOfficial both home and away only when @avb #AVBout #avb is here.

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

You'll never get away from me. #Gypsy RT @mramakoh: I wonder whether @AVB will just say his goodbyes during his interview…. #Spurs

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

Die Vampire, Die! #TitleOfShow RT @Joe_Milner_: WE DON'T WANT YOU AT OUR CLUB. DIE! @avb #COYS

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

Another chance to disapprove, Another brilliant zinger RT @Longyman Surely it's time that utter twat @avb packed his bags & fucked off

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

One boy, Boy for sale. He's going cheap #Oliver RT @ChelseaGooner: Can't wait for @AVB to get thrown to the street like the cunt that he is

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

It's what I feel with you. The happiness I feel with you. #Passion RT @amirahmed_: @avb you fucking suck

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

Down the highway of life with no regrets #InTheHeights RT @BlueTurner: .@avb how do you explain your teams performance today?

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

Jesus. I can't keep up with all of these and I don't want to clog your feeds so just a few more.

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

The sun will come out tomorrow! #Annie RT @SwaghaLikeUs: @avb you are a mf moron I hope you die

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

With hope in your heart/And you'll never walk alone/You'll never walk alone! #Carousel RT @DippyAFC: @avb spurs are shit!!!!

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013 

Right you are, sir, would you like a drop of ale?RT @assaids: @avb Shower of shit today. Enjoy your last evening as Tottenham manager faggot

— Ashley Van Buren (@avb) December 15, 2013

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