Why did Ireland lose to the All Blacks on Saturday? The players were drunk, according to two dim-witted game show contestants
We’ve heard all sorts of reasons offered for Ireland’s poor showing against the All Blacks on Saturday. This is a new one.
The game between Ireland and New Zealand was tough to watch. But we stuck with it to the bitter end. We don’t know if these two contestants on Channel 4’s Million Pound Drop are rugby fans but we doubt it and we’re pretty sure they didn’t spend Saturday morning eating their cornflakes and watching the action from Hamilton.
Let me introduce you to Si and Clare. After getting all their money past an easy question one, a sport one popped up. The question they were asked was ‘Why were the Ireland rugby team humiliated today?’
The options, as you can see above, were pretty clear. Sadly it wasn’t that clear for Si and Clare.
They eventually put £175,000 on the ‘drunk’ option before putting the rest on the fairly obvious correct answer.
That's right. Each of those wads is £25,000
Is our reputation for boozing that bad that they thought six of players would play a rugby Test drunk? Or, as we suspect, this pair were just a little bit dim. Anyway you can watch the entire show here and if you want to skip to the Irish bit, it starts at 44 minutes.