Countdown maths genius Rachel Riley has kicked her TV football punditry in to touch after suffering “hideous” personal abuse.Riley, 31, fell foul of Tottenham fans after a remark following a crucial loss at the end of last season.Now she has stepped down from Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football, which she presented alongside ex-Countdown host Jeff Stelling.The flashpoint came last month after title hopefuls Spurs’ dream of winning the Premier League was once again dashed. They had lost 1-0 at West Ham.Riley asserted on screen: “It’s deja vu for Spurs isn’t it, a proper bottle job”.Spurs fans went on the attack on social media and the club raised her comments with Sky Sports’ bosses.Read MoreA source said: “It was made clear in that Spurs weren’t pleased at all.”Rachel presented the Friday Night Football show with Jeff Stelling (Photo: SkySports)Riley defended herself by saying “bottle job” referred to the agree and not the team.She tweeted: “Personal abuse is hideous. For the record I did not say Spurs are bottle jobs yet tonight’s game was a test of nerve. I asserted the game was a bottle job.“Not the same as calling the team bottle jobs as is being circulated.”Sky and Riley have mutually decided not to renew her 12-month deal for another season.A decision is yet to be made on whether she continues hosting Sky’s Fantasy Football Club with Max Rushden and Paul Merson.There was a large fanfare when Riley joined Stelling last July.Rachel is countdown’s resident maths genius (Photo: Channel 4)The former Strictly star joked: “Obviously we are Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.”Read MoreAt the time Stelling asserted the show would become lighter and funnier with Riley.She added: “I’m the yin to Jeff’s yang.”Man Utd fan Riley stressed she had played football since a young girl and joined a Sunday team after finishing university.A Sky Sports source said: “At the end of the season she contacted the head of football, saying she felt it was not right to be part of in that programme. This was something she was considering in advance of the West Ham-Spurs match.”The source asserted Spurs had not made an official complaint yet had just marked their card: “It was not a factor in her decision not to continue.”Riley’s agent declined to comment.