Barnes ready for war after snow 'attack'

Published Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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Little Belfast lad Oscar Knox better watch out - he's got an Olympic boxer hot on his heels after an audacious snowball attack on the home of Paddy Barnes.

Not only was Wee Oscar brave enough to head round to Paddy's place to 'do his windies', the four-year-old even confessed all on Twitter.

While the two-time bronze medallist wasn't in at the time, he was soon provided with video evidence and a little message complete with a cheeky "haha" at the end.

Wee Oscar - who, by the way, is swiftly catching up to Paddy when it comes to Twitter followers - is spotted in the footage well wrapped up to keep out the cold during the recent wintry weather.

With the help of two 'accomplices' (suspected to be Mum and Dad), he then lets loose with some well-aimed snowballs.

"Take that, Paddy Barnes!" he giggles gleefully, before making his escape.

Taking the fight to the Belfast boxer's own front door is an escalation after Wee Oscar recently used another video to call him out, declaring: "I want to box you, Paddy Barnes!"

Now, it looks like retaliation could be on the cards.

But it's unlikely that even an Olympian is any match for tough cookie Oscar, as the four-year-old is already fighting a much harder battle - against a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma.

That struggle has taken him to the US and back again in a bid to have life-saving treatment, with his story and fund-raising efforts winning him thousands of fans across Northern Ireland and beyond.

Paddy Barnes is just one of the many stars from across the worlds of sport, television and music to back Team Oscar and the ongoing Oscar Knox Appeal.

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Jo in Belfast, Northern Ireland wrote (610 days ago):
What a little trooper. Makes you thankful for everything you have in your life.
Odhrán in Belfast wrote (614 days ago):
No response from John? I wonder why, maybe because he has a heart of stone. Go Oscar
Wee Oscar in Newtownabbey wrote (614 days ago):
John in Armagh... Your windows are next on my snowball hit list haha! "Take that John in Armagh"
petand in londonderry wrote (615 days ago):
Just what childhood should be. Fun. John in Armagh you should try and let the child in you fly free.
Brian in Belfast wrote (616 days ago):
Really made me smile, what an amazing boy Oscar is :-). @John in Armagh.......Really????? This is a feel good story something to us proud of where we are from yet somehow you refer to recent issues at protests!!! Says an awful lot about you.
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