Phil Dowd is a...

Twitter users’ reactions to the performance of referee Phil Dowd, following the game between Manchester City and Arsenal, on the 18th December 2011. The game, which ended 1-0 to the home side, was marred by controversy as Dowd seemingly made a number of poor choices, leaving people to question his decision-making ability, his parentage and, most frequently, his weight.

Data taken from a sample of 2,000 tweets at 90 minutes.

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