I mentioned before, at the start of the present Rugby World Club, my profound indifference to the fate of the Republic of Ireland’s team.
Wished them no ill, but if "Standing up for the Irishmen" also entailed "Bending Over for the IRFU", then "Team Ireland" wasn’t really for me.
Others have expressed similar views and this particular episode has given the campaign for a Northern Ireland Rugby team a boost....
....which has been all a bit too much for some of the chaps that make up both the Ulster Rugby management and a section of the Ulster support.
And if you want a glimpse at how sanctimonious, patronising, supercilious, pompous, sneering and,yes, hypocritical a section of Ulster’s middle-class can be have a glimpse at a couple their letters here and here.
What is really getting the Chinless Wonders’ dander up is that people are increasingly asking why we should owe any loyalty to an organisation that treats us with such contempt. And if that leads to a Northern Ireland team, then so be it. But rather than building an effective counter-argument these pair of Home Counties Wannabes resort to sarcasm and snide asides about Northern Ireland football supporters....and racism and sectarianism are not two areas which the Ravers’ boys can take the moral high ground....allegedly.
Anyway, I’ve let these obnoxious twits (think that’s the right spelling) get to me.
So here’s my hope for tonight....France absolutely slaughter the "Boys in Green", a thumping, a humiliation, a good old-fashioned slaughter of biblical proportions.
Cue much wailing into Gin and Tonics and choking on canapes up in Cherryvalley and the various m/c "gated" communities throughout the province.