Local rugby enthusiast Brian Boar has written to RTE,
registering his shock that the national broadcaster ran an advert for Spar
starring Ireland soccer captain Seamus Coleman.
“I mean, it’s the
Rugby World Cup,” fumed Boar, “while I appreciate that Coleman is making the
healthy choice buying the apple, it’s no place for him or any of the soccer
Despite the advert airing on a day when no matches were taking place, Boar felt that the underlying message was RTE again treating rugby as a second-class game.
“It’s no wonder
they’ve lost the Six Nations, when that’s their attitude,” he said.
rugby fan, Boar believed, would much rather see what filling Johnny Sexton
chose for his roll or if the Eimear-nator was continuing to get the better of
Tommy Bowe and the lads playing video games.
Eimear-nator has become part of our national psyche,” stated Boar, “and we need
her and her like to will us to glory. Seamus fucking Coleman, and I’ve nothing
against him personally, is only diluting the message.”
“She really is a legend,” he continued, “the lads, and these are three of the greats we’re talking about here, didn’t even realise she was in the same room as them. That’s some ninja level shit.”
Boar, who has
yet to hear back from RTE, stated that he will continue to write every day
until Coleman is pulled from the airwaves.