Emmerdale viewers were ‘treated’ to a second upsetting attack in as many evenings, as Cain Dingle was beaten up by a gang of thugs last night.
He had gone to confront the lads who had set upon Matty at the New Year’s Eve party, leaving him mortified after brutally attempting to strip him.
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But the usually unbeatable hardman was the one left fighting for survival after ring leader Isaac set his mates on him, too.
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Fans were confused that Emmerdale’s resident hardman would allow this to happen.
And they fear that the guilt of ‘killing’ Joe Tate is resting so heavily on his shoulders he has become a shell of a man.
There were even some grumbles on Twitter that writers are ruining his character…
Wow, Cain looks like half the man he was, the weight of what happened to Joe is getting too much…..it’s only a matter of time till the powderkeg explodes xxx #emmerdale
— Charlene Neilly (@Neilly17) 1 January 2019
#Emmerdale What’s happened to Cain? Looks like he’s lost his bottle
— Alan Crabtree (@AlanCrabtree1) 1 January 2019
Catching up on #Emmerdale and I had to fast forward cuz I refuse to watch Cain get beaten up! He’s my fave! 😩😩😩😩
— Amy C♿️ (@AmySian1993) 1 January 2019
I’m acc crying . Poor Cain 🤧 #emmerdale
— Shannon 💁🏼♀️🦄🌹💎 (@shazbow16) 1 January 2019
#emmerdale not a chance would Cain have taken that. Whoever decided to butcher his character should hang their head 😪
— ChrisP (@Chris1968E) 1 January 2019
— Peppa Pig (@peppaisapig) 1 January 2019
This Cain stuff is BS. For years he’s portrayed as this hard man/killer who almost beat the hell out of Robert only to be told he’s never actually killed anyone & now he’s allowing himself to be beaten? Yea okay… #Emmerdale
— Rich (@Rich53066) 1 January 2019
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