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15-05-2019, 11:16   #16
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Sports people should just forget the public and play for whoever the hell they want. Who wants someone representing Ireland just because they felt the Irish public would kick up a fuss if they didn't?
On a side note, pretty much every pro golfer are knobends, they can all go fúck themselves.
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15-05-2019, 11:18   #17
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To comment on this aspect specifically, he didnt play for someone else in the last Olympics, he just didnt play at all.
and why, the ezika virus and having a kid, where's the kid now ?
then he wasn't sure what nationality he was, the guy has verbal diarhoea
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To comment on this aspect specifically, he didnt play for someone else in the last Olympics, he just didnt play at all.
https://www.the42.ie/rory-mcilroy-iv...90659-Sep2012/
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15-05-2019, 11:20   #19
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Should be told to go sling his hook.
Taking a spot from the likes of Seamus Power or Paul Dunne.
I thought the objective of the Olympics was to win? Why would anyone NOT want one of the best players of all time on their team?
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15-05-2019, 11:22   #20
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I thought the objective of the Olympics was to win? Why would anyone NOT want one of the best players of all time on their team?
The best player doesn't want to play under the flag.
He's under fierce pressure to play I'd say though from Nike.
He'd more than likely be happier sitting at home watching it on tv.
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15-05-2019, 11:25   #21
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Would the British brand be a bit toxic at the moment with all Brexit shenanigans?
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15-05-2019, 11:26   #22
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100% he should be told to f**k off, the runt changes his mind as often as the wind changes direction.
A very, very unlikeable person who shouldn't take the place of one of our committed players.
He has a bit of form when it comes to changing his mind, didn't he send out wedding invitations one time....
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15-05-2019, 11:26   #23
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There is 'Great Britain and NI' though in the Olympics styled as Team GB'.
He could have played for them in the last Olympics.

I would have more respect for him if he did.
Or even if he wanted to fudge it and play for GB one Olympics and Ireland the next?

He did a real halfhearted job at explaining why he did not play in the Olympics the last time. Now he seems like just a flipflopper. Is his heart in it?

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I thought the objective of the Olympics was to win? Why would anyone NOT want one of the best players of all time on their team?
Wrong


The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
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15-05-2019, 11:29   #25
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I like Rory and I hope he wins a medal
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To my original point, he didn't play for Team GB.

I've always found the angst towards McIlroy bemusing. OK he said he'd play for Ireland and then backed out, many other Golfers did the same.

People forget that Golfers are arguably the most selfish sports professionals on earth. The USA have always had the balance of the top golfers but have won only two of the last nine Ryder cups - they couldnt care less.

I think the rules behind Golf in the Olympics is also a factor. If Olympic Soccer was open to all I don't think Paul Pogba, Neymar and Raheem Sterling would be chomping at the bit to turn out in between 50+ game seasons.

They'd be better off keeping it amateur.
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Only one thing worse than a Tan, a turncoat.
He's not a tan, he's more Irish than most people on this island with their planters surnames.

It's not that unusual for Catholics of Rory's generation to identify as 'Northern Irish.'
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He's still a Brillo pad headed fcuk
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15-05-2019, 11:35   #29
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Who are not going to win a medal. Rory has a far better chance of winning one for you.
He's winning one for himself and marketing he gets from it. He, and most top athletes, only care about the money and a bit of glory, why else are so many willing to take so many risks with their long term health.
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The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
That's a great message.

Why are there winners and losers then?
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