BBC Sport sparked outrage by labelling two of Ireland's most celebrated sport stars as British.
Cork rowing brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan did Ireland proud once more yesterday, picking up silver in the Lightweight Double Sculls at the European Championships in Glasgow.
I repeat, the Olympic silver medallists from the lovely west Cork town of Skibbereen did IRELAND proud with their performance yesterday, because thats where they are from, IRELAND.
Somebody clearly needs to tell that to the good people at BBC Sport, as spotted and shared on Twitter by Scotsman Tommy Docherty.
BBC sticking Union flags on everything. Here's Irish Rower, Ireland's Gary O'Donovan, getting interviewed after his Silver medal in the Double-Sculls for Ireland.
They zoomed in on his face to cut out Ireland logo on his chest & did the same seconds before with his brother, Paul. pic.twitter.com/p2EYBAj0bv
— Tommy Docherty (@TommyDoc36) August 5, 2018
As you can imagine, the reaction on Twitter was not favourable to the British broadcaster.
It’s typical, when they’re losing they’re Irish and when they are winning they’re British. Same oul thing just a different day for the BBC. Disgraceful carry on.
— The Goose Tavern (@Goose_Tavern) August 5, 2018
— Maureen O'Brien (@boru2308) August 5, 2018
@BBCSport these lads are more Irish than Guinness... cop yourselves on ffs 🙄
— ❗️MAC❗️ (@Ghostin365) August 5, 2018
They know exactly what they are doing. Pricks
— Radioactive Snake 🌐 (@RadiactiveSnake) August 5, 2018