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23rd Jun 2018

Alan Quinlan delivers perfect response to Wallabies fan’s ‘all English to me’ jibe

Matthew Gault


Well said.

It was always going to be a hostile reception for Ireland in Sydney. Joe Schmidt’s men walked out on the pitch at the Allianz Stadium confident of taking down the Wallabies in the series decider.

Australian fans could be excused for their partisanship, but there are always those who take it too far.

Sky Sports’ cameras just happened to be trained on one particular imbecile at the perfect moment following Bernard Foley’s penalty to level the scores just before half-time.

It was a man in a wig. Turning around, he revealed a message to Irish fans inked across his back. It read: “The Irish? Yer all English 2 me! Pls call 0433704123.”

We haven’t tried the number but we imagine it’ll go something like…

Alan Quinlan won’t be ringing the number. No, the former Ireland and Munster back row, on co-commentary duties, delivered the perfect response to the fan’s message.

“What that fella needs now is a good slap on the back,” Quinlan said.

“A stinger, they call it. Put a bit of manners on him.”

You can watch Quinlan’s cutting response in the clip below.

Admittedly, the thought of delivering said slap on said fan’s inked-up back is particularly satisfying. Who knows, maybe he’ll get his comeuppance someday.

Ireland beating Australia and capping off a memorable season will do just fine though.

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