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Why did Rory McIlroy refuse to sign this kid's autograph?

The Open champ has come in for some awful stick.

FOOTAGE OF RORY McIlroy refusing to sign an autograph for a child immediately after his Open win yesterday spread like wildfire.

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It didn’t go down too well.

McIlroy himself hasn’t addressed the incident on Twitter, but fellow golfer Ian Poulter has offered this explanation:

And Poulter wasn’t the only one coming to Rory’s defence:

McIlroy meanwhile simply shared a snap of him celebrating:

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