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People are obsessed with Team Ireland's 'Luigi' inspired Olympic uniforms


LATE LAST NIGHT, the Olympics Opening Ceremony took place in Rio de Janeiro, with boxer Paddy Barnes leading Team Ireland in the Parade of Nations.

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And just like the Euros, the Irish team is already attracting attention – this time, for their fashion. Yes, really.

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They of course looked very smart in their navy tracksuits with green sleeves, but viewers could only think of this guy:

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That’s right – Team Ireland is now Team Luigi. It’s already become a bit of a meme on Twitter:

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Y’know what? We’re here for it. TEAM LUIGI FOR THE WIN!

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