Kyrgios and AFL stars make Twitter peace

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Kyrgios and AFL stars make Twitter peace

Nick Kyrgios’ exchange of Twitter volleys with Adelaide Crows skipper Taylor Walker has extended to Patrick Dangerfield before ending well with virtual hugs.

Walker, who is known as `Tex’, delivered the first serve in the wake of tennis star Kyrgios’ latest on-court discipline issues when being ousted from the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

“When is this absolute Galoot going to learn. What a dead set flog!! Just suspend the peanut!!” wrote Walker.

Kyrgios replied: “I don’t even know who Tex Walker is lol.”

Walker’s recent AFL teammate, Geelong star recruit Dangerfield decided to supply an answer.

“He is the bloke who raised $66,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation shaving his head… Seems like a good bloke to me,” tweeted Dangerfield.

Kyrgios responded: “I’m currently raising money for a cancer foundation with every ace I hit. Didn’t know it was a competition.”

Dangerfield came back: “didn’t say it was nick you just didn’t know who Tex is so I was filling you in. He also plays footy and wear no.13.”

The spat ended as Kyrgios de-escalated with “I wish the best for you both in your careers. Never said a bad word about him.”

Dangerfield signed off with “sending a nice tweet now makes it impossible for me to send smart ass remark. Goodluck in your next tournament. #deuce”

Twitter spectators remarked on Kyrgios’ restraint, expecting stronger language from the 20-year-old in line with some of his court outbursts.

But with Kyrgios already flirting with a suspension from the ATP Tour it may have been well advised.

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