A footballer joked 鈥淚 couldn鈥檛 fight sleep鈥??after receiving a stream of tweets from boxing fans mistaking him for Liverpool fighter Liam Smith .

Liam Smith ?a defender for Scottish side Heart of Midlothian ?took to Twitter to reveal he was getting angry messages after his namesake took on Liam Williams in Manchester on Saturday .

The bruising fight, which saw the Scouser suffer a cut above his right eye, was halted at the end of the ninth round ?ending the Welshman鈥檚 proud unbeaten record.

Boxing Liam Smith vs Liam Williams press conference at the Pierhead, Liverpool. Photo by Colin Lane

One boxing fan who tweeted the wrong Liam accused him of being 鈥渙ut classed every round鈥? adding the cutting hashtag ?whataripoff鈥? while another told him: 鈥淣o glory in that鈥?

Footballer Smith said: 鈥淕etting angry tweets from boxing fans about @LiamBeefySmith... I鈥檓 not the boxer folks... I couldn鈥檛 fight sleep鈥?/p>

Liam Smith of Heart of Midlothian vies with Scott Sinclair of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park

His post has been shared over 500 times and liked by 1,283 Twitter users so far ?earning him a few new followers in the process.

One sports fan suggested: 鈥淭ry being @johnlewis around Christmas time mate lmao!? while Hearts fan Bryan Millan told him: 鈥淵ou fought for the whole 90 mins on the park today though mate. Great performance.?/p>

Meanwhile others suggested he should swap sports and take on the other Liam in a boxing match.