JUST DAYS after being tricked into saying 'up the Ra' in a birthday video message, Nigel Farage has been hilariously duped again!
The former UKIP leader is making some scratch recording video greetings for his 'fans' and charging around €90 for the privilege, but now two in the space of a week have come back to bite him on the backside.
Yesterday a clip surfaced of him wishing "Gerard" a happy 71st birthday, after pranksters asked him to send his best wishes on behalf of all the staff at a fake bar in Brighton called Tiocfaidh Ár Lá’s.
In the video, Farage says: "Well hello Gerard, it’s Nigel Farage here. Well, Con and Mag have been on to me because they want to wish you a very happy 71st birthday and they’re looking forward to seeing you and some of the old team at Tiocfaidh ár lá’s in Brighton.
"I’ve had the full story. You were the team leader there for many years. They now want to wish you a belated, because we kind of missed it by a couple of days, but a belated 71st birthday."
Farage has been caught again wishing Gerry Adams a happy birthday and a Tiocfaidh ar la from Brighton pic.twitter.com/YmyTcKdFav
— Jimmy Kelly (@jankell21032905) October 19, 2021
For those who may not know, 'Tiocfaidh ár lá' is a slogan linked to Irish republicanism which translates as 'our day will come'.
It was coined in the 1970s during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and variously credited to Bobby Sands or Gerry Adams
Some have speculated the video message is intended for former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, due to the slogan, as well as the use of terms 'team leader' and 'belated birthday' (Adams' birthday was two weeks ago), but it's unclear whether this is actually the case.
Earlier this week, Farage was embarrassed on Irish television during an interview with RTÉ's Claire Byrne, after she played a clip of the former Brexit Party leader saying 'up the Ra' in another video message.
The clip was particularly poignant given that Farage had spent the interview talking about Irish history.
"You clearly don't have a clue [about Irish history]," Byrne told Farage.