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Australian Sports Pundit Complaining Ireland are not part of TeamGB

  • 07-08-2012 11:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 34 ✭✭✭ cotterman2


    I'd like to draw ye're attention to this ignorant Australian Sports Pundit by the name of Russell Barwick who finds it ridiculous that Ireland compete independently instead of for Great Britian , Just want to get ye're opinion on this.

    http://www.espn.co.uk/londonolympics2012/sport/video_audio/164014.html skip to 4minutes in to hear his rant.

    The reasons he gives are as follows:

    1. Only half of Ireland hates the British
    2. The Irish play for the British (and Irish) Lions
    3. They also play in the Six Nations
    4. It’s like a Hawaiian surfer claiming he is not from the United States.

    My Opinion is that he's an Uneducated and Ignorant idiot.

    If anybody would like to abuse/educate him his twitter is @<snip>


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,541 Gee Bag


    cotterman2 wrote: »
    My Opinion is that he's an Uneducated and Ignorant idiot.

    Thats Autralians for ya.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 223 ✭✭ xxyyxx


    Who is that guy?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,090 ✭✭✭ Tefral


    The saying "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" comes to mind.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    Anyone see that article about Katie Taylors win in one oz paper?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 Local-womanizer


    mike65 wrote: »
    Anyone see that article about Katie Taylors win in one oz paper?

    No, do tell


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,569 ✭✭✭ amacca


    cotterman2 wrote: »

    My Opinion is that he's an Uneducated and Ignorant idiot.

    If anybody would like to abuse/educate him his twitter is @<snip>

    meh.....the give him enough rope and he'll hang himself strategy could be best here

    massage his ego.......send soothing ego boosting tweets all the while letting his own ignorance become a potential sword of damocles timebomb hanging just above his head


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 Local-womanizer


    Also, why don't Team GB join Team Ireland?! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,552 ✭✭✭ cruais


    Suffering from a case of "head stuck up own arse syndrome"


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,251 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster


    I bet he wished NZ was part of Australia considering all the medals they've won.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,541 Gee Bag


    No, do tell

    Here ya go........

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0807/breaking41.html
    The article, originally headlined “Punch Drunk: Ireland intoxicated as Taylor swings towards boxing gold”, was published on The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Brisbane Times websites this morning.
    “For centuries, Guinness and whiskey have sent the Irish off their heads. Now all it takes is a petite 26-year-old from Wicklow,” the opening paragraph read.
    “Dark-haired, deep-eyed and engaging, Taylor is not what you’d expect in a fighting Irishwoman, nor is she surrounded by people who’d prefer a punch to a potato,” it continued.
    The article was amended and the headline changed after Fairfax Media received a letter of complaint from Noel White, the Irish Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 Local-womanizer


    Gee Bag wrote: »

    Sure what would they know, the bunch of criminals! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,109 Cavehill Red


    Would make more sense for Australia to join Team GB, given that their nation was created to house the overspill of British criminals.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,533 ✭✭✭ KKkitty


    In the immortal words of Alf Stewart, this reporter is a flamin' gallah. Has foot and mouth disease just hit down under?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,078 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    I bet he wished NZ was part of Australia considering all the medals they've won.

    Somebody thought of that.

    aus_zealand_medal_table_2_3_4_N2.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 125 ✭✭ Shatstand


    I've had a look at his Twitter, and not to beat around the bush, but he appears to be mentally retarded.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,798 Local-womanizer


    I loved the fact one Aussie newspaper, possibly the same one as above referred to the Koreas as "Nice Korea" and "Naughty Korea" ! :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    Also, why don't Team GB join Team Ireland?! :p

    Cos they'd all get sick and win no medals.:)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭ mathepac


    No, do tell
    +1, but guessing, "Because, cobbers, her old man speaks with a kinda pommie accent, she's from place in the Irish out-back called Wicklah and her brother is a doctor who teaches sums in some obscure Protestant university school, she's really an English Shelia masquerading as an Irish bird. Throw another tinny on the barbie there , Bluey maite." (note the rising pitch as each sentence is spoken and the high inflection as the sentences finish implying a question. This is often referred to as the antipodean interrogative, although Australians can't say words like "Protestant", "antipodean", "interrogative" and "masquerading", let alone understand them.)


  • Registered Users Posts: 734 ✭✭✭ DundalkDuffman


    Imbicile. I don't see him complaining now they have their independence from Germany and they can compete under their own flag. Simpletons.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭ dan1895


    Imbicile. I don't see him complaining now they have their independence from Germany and they can compete under their own flag. Simpletons.
    Brilliant!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,478 ✭✭✭✭ DrumSteve


    Give him the boot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,109 MaxSteele


    Just left a nice degrading message on his twitter thank you very much !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 979 ✭✭✭ Michael Weston


    Shatstand wrote: »
    I've had a look at his Twitter, and not to beat around the bush, but he appears to be mentally retarded.

    Ha, to be fair you did anything but beat around the bush :):) he's a flamin mongrel.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 827 WumBuster


    The Aussies are a nation of trolls, always putting their foot in it


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,055 ✭✭✭✭ Witcher


    I hope gravity fails and they fall off the Earth:pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 125 ✭✭ Shatstand


    He is a galah indeed.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 92 ✭✭✭ Dr.Broccoli


    Why would someone care what this guy thinks? He's one journalist or whatever he is in the world. I could be a journalist and say Australia should be part of New Zealand. It doesn't matter really.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,395 ✭✭✭✭ mikemac1


    Ah the Barwicks.

    We kicked his ancestors out of Ireland for sheep stealing


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,622 ✭✭✭ thunderdog


    Can't beat a bit of Irish commentary

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=510_1344196881


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  • Registered Users Posts: 630 bwatson


    Yeah, thanks for linking OP and bringing this to our collective attention. This is definately something that everybody needs to get riled up about.


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