Brian Carney gives Sky Sports presenter a 'geography and sovereignty lesson'
Former Irish rugby player Brian Carney appeared on Sky Sports News today to discuss the return of the Great Britain and Ireland Lions rugby league team to the international stage.
Carney played both League and Union during his career and has carved out a career as a presenter since his retirement from professional rugby.
Sky Sports News presenter Rob Wotton was introducing the former rugby league star and also announced the return of the Great Britain team.
Carney was quick to point out that Wotton had made a sizeable exclusion from his statement.
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"Can we start with a geography lesson and a sovereignty lesson as well, please?", Carney said.
"I saw a quote included from the Irish Rugby League chairman yesterday welcoming the return of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the only person in the whole press release to reference the fact that an independent country, Ireland, is also a part of this make-up.
"Unless that's changed, I'm going to go with Great Britain and Ireland."
Carney was the first Irishman to play for the Lions in 46 years, and he scored eight tries in 14 appearances between 2003 and 2006.
First published on March 6, 2019.