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Twitter responds to BBC Sport labelling Cork rowers, Gary and Paul O'Donovan, as British

“It’s a holy f*cking disgrace.”

IF THEY AREN’T calling Colin Farrell ‘British’ or claiming Saoirse Ronan as ‘one of their own’, the British media are trying to take Gary and Paul O’Donovan from us.

Gary and Paul O'Donovan Homecoming - Skibbereen Source: PA Archive/PA Images

While being interviewed by BBC Sport over the weekend, the Cork rowers were labelled ‘British’ with the help of a handy little Union Jack flag.

After securing silver in the Lightweight Double Sculls at the European Championships in Glasgow, Gary chatted with the BBC, who promptly claimed him as their own.

Britain Rowing European Championships Source: Darko Bandic/PA Images

Yep; the fact they were born and bred in Ireland, have two of the strongest Cork accents you’re ever likely to hear and are regularly seen with a tricolour draped around them wasn’t enough to deter BBC Sport from going down that tired old road.

And Twitter is pure sick of it.

Here are just a few people who aren’t having it anymore.

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