JAMIE BRYSON is quickly learning that it’s sometimes better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt, as the saying goes.
Fresh from mistaking the Flag of Munster for a "terrorist banner" during the Republic of Ireland's 0-0 friendly draw with Northern Ireland the prominent Unionist activist and Brexiteer has got himself in another spot of bother on social media.
It come after Bryson took issue with sports retailer JD’s use of bags with the green, white and orange of the Irish tricolour on them.
Writing alongside an image of the offending bag, he pondered aloud: “Imagine they were handing out red, white & blue bags?”
New JD Sports bags which I have been told are being used in the Abbey Centre store. Imagine they were handing out red, white & blue bags? pic.twitter.com/GMQKv6h0T6
— Jamie Bryson (@JamieBrysonCPNI) January 6, 2019
Bryson was so irked by the entire “Bag-gate” saga, as he went on the term it, that he even went on to write an entire opinion piece on the matter.
He lambasted JD’s bag design, claiming it "neatly undermines nationalism’s own more extreme grievance narratives".
Unfortunately, his fellow Twitter users were having none of it.
Most, in fact, were quick to point out that one rather large retailer already hands out red, white and blue bags.
— Liam morrison (@liammorrison79) January 6, 2019
A retailer by the name of Tesco, in fact.
Another noted that the green, white and orange conspiracy had gone further.
Served in the hilton earlier. The chef must be in the IRA pic.twitter.com/vmw5aDqKQ0
— Manmoth (@mccullough1888) January 6, 2019
As the saying goes: “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”