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An Irishman in a Galway jersey popped up on Canadian TV and gave the best interview

A star is born.

IRISH PEOPLE RANDOMLY appearing in GAA jerseys on other countries’ live TV broadcasts is a classic Irish emigrant move.

As these lads sporting Tipp and Donegal jerseys at a Texas baseball match proved a couple of summers ago.

And over the weekend, Canadian national broadcaster CBC were covering the ice hockey when they ran into a man named Jimmy Higgins

Rocking the Galway jersey in an Edmonton bar, Jimmy had loads of thoughts about ice hockey in the city and how the fans compared to their European counterparts:

“No, I think they’re very quiet here. If you go to a game in England, they’re more vocal. Over here, they’re more quiet. They wait for the team to score and then they get excited – but the rest of the game they’re very shy.”

starof2 Source: CBC

Pint in hand, he recounted his experience of going to see the Oilers play:

“I’ve been to a few games, everyone is too shy, too quiet. And that’s bad for the game! I was shouting ‘let’s go Oilers!’ but I was drunk”

starof3 Source: CBC

Everyone was telling him to sit down, apparently.

The interviewer had one final question for him before moving on: “What are you doing for the game tonight?”

“Getting drunk”

starof4 Source: CBC

Good man Jimmy.

hat tip Joe.ie

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