Rooney mixes up Ireland, Ivory Coast flags in St. Patrick’s Day blunder
You’re never safe from ridicule on social media, as Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney found out today.
The England international uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram with former Manchester United teammates John O’Shea and Jonny Evans — from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, respectively — to wish everyone a ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day.’
Sounds absolutely fine, right?
However, Rooney, who is of Irish descent, posted an Ivory Coast flag as part of the image caption instead of an Irish one!
An easy mistake to make, maybe. But if you’re Wayne Rooney, you can expect a torrent of abuse for it.
Wayne Rooney wishing a happy paddys day with an Ivory Coast flag 😂 seriously give that man some crayons and a colouring book! 😂
— Sean O'Brien (@OBriener_) March 17, 2016
When Wayne Rooney thought the Ivory Coast flag was the Irish Flag 🙈 pic.twitter.com/knilF7e65j
— UpTheStakes (@UpTheStakes) March 17, 2016
The fact Rooney put the Ivory Coast flag to celebrate St.Patricks day has killed me 😂😂😂😂
— Scott Delaney (@Scott_delaney15) March 17, 2016
To be fair to the injury-hit striker, he deleted the post and replaced it with the correct Irish emoji.
Got there in the end, Wayne.
W/T Daily Mirror