Rory McIlroy took a beating on Twitter yesterday and Friday when two Irish boxers came out of nowhere and dropped a pair of haymakers right in Rory’s face from Rio.
The first one was just a warmup for the real bomb, but shade was definitely still thrown here from Michael Conlan.
You could chalk this up to guys just being guys. You know, call him a pussy for not competing in the Olympics and take a picture with his boy Rickie. Just a little friendly banter.
But then the next day, another Irish boxer named Paddy Barnes decided he wanted in on the fun and one-upped Michael by tweeting this picture with Rory’s ex-girlfriend, Carolina Wozniacki. And not only that, but he thinks they’d be a great couple.
So of course that went viral yesterday, but I wanted to wait and see if Rory responded before I posted it. I wanted to see if he would stay silent and take his beating, or maybe hit them back with something to turn this thing into a full blown tweef. I mean that is his ex-fiance after all.
But Rory ended up taking a middle ground. He tweeted back this little joke this morning and nothing came of it.
I was hoping for more, but Rory has moved on to better things and doesn’t have time to worry about Wozniacki anymore.