It unfortunately has become the norm that as an Irish star makes it big time, our bigger, stronger neighbours generally claimed them.
Katie Taylor is the latest in a long line of Irish heroes to have their nationality claimed by the Brits, following confirmation that she has left the amateur ranks to play in the big leagues.
The tweet has since been removed, but not after a plethora of angry replies from fans had surfaced.
— barry collins (@barc1985) October 27, 2016
It even has Irishwoman in the article. All you had to do was read the article. Trump voter posted im guessing.
— Colm Gorman (@Colmg11) October 28, 2016
Seriously? Loads of people have told you already. She's IRISH...IRISH. Ireland is not England or Britain. Get an atlas ????
— Sinéad (@boodlesy) October 27, 2016
@ESPNBoxing Hey ESPN, Ireland's been a seperate state for nearly 100 years, and an independent country for over 60 years. Sort your headline
— Oisín Murphy-Lawless (@BikesNBukes) October 27, 2016
It seems the people love their Katie.
And who could blame them? She's bleedin' whopper.