Drubbing to forget, Leo?
SPORTS fans like to brag about the miseries they’ve seen their teams endure. Yet the Taoiseach seems to have forgotten witnessing one of Irish soccer’s lowest points. Talking to Tipperary man John Doyle of Canada’s The Globe And Mail, Leo reminisced about being in Poland for the 2012 Euros finals for two matches in Trapattoni’s illfated campaign.
Asked if one of them was the infamous 4-0 drubbing by thenworld champions Spain (at which defiant Irish fans sang The Fields Of Athenry for the last 15 minutes) then-sports minister Leo couldn’t remember. Sports website Balls.ie found that he had in fact attended the event. It may have been an evening to forget, but true sports fans know, you’re not actually meant to.
RTÉ’s archives continue to unearth gems like this snap of Prime Time’s silver fox David McCullagh with a copy of the McCracken Report – published 20 years ago this week. McCullagh took its release online in good humour, tweeting: ‘Ah Jaysus, look at the hair...’, Tackled on his tie by an online critic, he said: ‘Also, the shirt. But hey, fashionable at the time. Possibly.’ Or not.
Fake news… or forward thinking
It’s IT’S been in the news a bit recently, but American altright news website Breitbart made a humorous mistake this week. Under the headline ‘Spanish police crack gang moving migrants on jet skis’, they pictured a man on the back of a jet ski behind a darkskinned man driving.
Only problem was that the picture showed former Arsenal and Germany footballer Lukas Podolski. Who knows? He was renowned for getting through defences after all.
THIS week comes news that a litter of piglets rescued from a UK barn fire have been served up as sausages to the firefighters who saved them. A literal case of out of the fire and into the frying pan?