Sometimes it’s best just to remain quiet. Pat Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and who now also sits on the board of the International Olympic Committee has today weighed into the debate as reported in The Telegraph
In the piece says Hickey says
“I will say to Rory that if he declares for Ireland, then he will automatically put himself in pole position to carry the Irish tricolour into the Olympic stadium in Rio.”
What does pole position mean? He could be overtaken? He might have to start from the pits? My wife was told in work by her boss that she was in “pole position” for a promotion if she did this that and the other. Of course she wasn’t promoted. That’s par for the course management bullshit best ignored.
Then Hickey says
“You know it was over two years ago when Rory made some rash comments about representing Team GB. I think that he was perhaps a little immature back then and although he reiterated them again recently, in his present state of mind right now, I feel that he might be thinking differently.”
So basically you think calling Rory a bit of a thicko (i.e. rash and immature), is going to endear him to you Pat? Not a hope in hell.
To top it off Pat comes up with a corker and knocks it out of the park with
“Can you just imagine what something like this would do for Rory McIlroy. It would suddenly catapult him into the realms of being one of the most instantly recognisable sporting faces on the planet. Because make no mistake about it, that’s what carrying the flag does for people.”
So who carried the flag for Equatorial Guinea in London Pat? Bit too difficult. Okay who carried the flag for the USA? Yes it was one of the most instantly recognisable sporting faces on the planet Mariel Zagunis the fencer.
OH MY GOD what have done Pat!