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PA Images/Lynne Cameron This isn't the only ruckus Brian O'Driscoll found himself in the middle of today...
# Six Nations
Twitter critics round on Ireland Six Nations stars...
…But Drico and pals are not long hitting back – and fans rally round on social networking site.

IRELAND’S SIX NATIONS rugby squad might have had a tough game this afternoon – but the rough tackles didn’t end on the pitch at Murrayfield.

Brian O’Driscoll, Cian Healy, Tommy Bowe and Jamie Heaslip were among the players forced to hit back on their Twitter accounts to a stream of negative tweets about the narrow 18-21 win against Scotland.

A minor storm erupted on the social networking site when supporters of the rugby stars joined in to defend the players. To follow the back-and-forth, check out the accounts of @ProperChurch (Cian Healy), @BrianODriscoll, @jamieheaslip and @TommyBowe14.

Healy, Heaslip and Tommy Bowe responded directly, while Brian O’Driscoll retweeted one of the critical tweets to his followers:

Twitter critics round on Ireland Six Nations stars...
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  • @ProperChurch (Cian Healy)

  • @jamieheaslip

  • @crusa (as retweeted by Brian O'Driscoll)

  • @TommyBowe14