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Former footballer Stan Collymore has reactivated his Twitter account only hours after deleting it due to a newspaper interview with his former girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson who called him a "hypocrite".
Ms Jonsson, who was hit by the former England striker in a Paris bar in 1998, told The Sun it was "ironic" he was campaigning against Twitter trolls sending him racist messages and death threats given "his history of violence."
Football pundit Stan Collymore's Twitter account was deactivated after his former girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson described the former England striker a "hypocrite" during a newspaper interview.
The Sun published an interview with Jonsson on its front page, during which she described Collymore as a "hypocrite" after the former England striker called on Twitter to tackle the issue of internet trolls after receiving death threats.
She told The Sun: "No one should give this man a platform to claim he is a victim. With his history of violence it is beyond ironic."
Collymore attacked Jonsson in a Paris bar in 1998 World Cup when they were dating.
He apologised blaming petulance, jealousy and too much drink for his actions.
Before his account was deactivated, Collymore hit out at the newspaper and accused Jonsson of "lying and reinventing history".
The Twitter account of former footballer Stan Collymore appears to have been deleted.
The move comes after comments from his former girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson to The Sun where she claims his campaign about Twitter's inaction over a series of racist messages was "ironic" because he hit her in the past.
The 43-year-old, who is now working as a football broadcaster, posted a series of tweets before seemingly deleting his account.
He said the newspaper was "a disgrace" and although he admitted he was "ashamed" of the night when he hit Miss Jonsson, he added that his ex-girlfriend was "lying and reinventing history."