A round-up of the best tweets tearing it out of Eddie Jones for his "Scummy Irish" comments
It looks like Eddie Jones is eating his words for dinner tonight.
Earlier in the week, a video emerged of England head coach Eddie Jones referring to Ireland as the "scummy Irish" and Wales as a "little s*** place".
The video shows Jones giving a talk on leadership for Fuso, the Japanese parent company of England sponsors Mitsubishi.
In the clip, Jones told an audience: "We've played 23 Tests and have only lost one Test to the scummy Irish. I'm still dirty about that game. But we will get that back!
"We will get that back, don't worry, we have them next year at home, we will get 'em back!"
It was uploaded by Fuso to YouTube in July last year but has only come to light before Saturday's final round of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations when England will face Ireland at Twickenham.
The head coach has since apologised unreservedly following the emergence of the footage, but it appears that Ireland's rugby supporters have gotten the last laugh with Saturday's spectacular win over England at Twickenham.
Since the Boys In Green picked up the Grand Slam trophy, #ScummyIrish has been trending on Twitter, with an array of rugby fans tearing Jones a new one with their comments.
Dear the 'scummy irish'....
Congratulations on your GrandSlam and thank you so much for putting Eddie Jones in his place. Lots of love 'that shitty little place called Wales😂😂😂🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏 #ENGvIRE
— Giuliano Di Battista (@Gulesboooooy) March 17, 2018
Terrible to imagine to pain Eddie Jones could feel, losing to the “scummy Irish” at home, and possible finishing below “shitty little” Wales in the table. Bonus point against them now Ireland please 🙏🏻 #ENGvIRE
— Adam Tomas (@adzthomas) March 17, 2018
SCUMMY IRISH ME ARSE ☘
— @sinead_ryan (@sinead_ryan) March 17, 2018
Dear Eddie Jones,
Thanks very much for your motivational speech.
The lads clearly loved it.
Proud Scummy Irish Rugby Supporter
☘️🏉☘️🏉☘️🏉☘️🏉☘️🏉☘️🏉☘️#TeamOfUs #ShoulderToShoulder #4ProudProvinces pic.twitter.com/fMMd2IzKDN
— Glenn Bradley (@BradleyGJ) March 17, 2018
— Paul O'Kane (@pmokane) March 17, 2018
— neilleslie2 (@NeilLeslie2) March 17, 2018
Dear Eddie Jones,
We just Grand Slammed your ass
The Scummy Irish#ENGvIRL
— Will Leahy (@willleahy) March 17, 2018
— Derry Diaspora (@DerryDiaspora) March 17, 2018
— Ruairi Boyce (@RuairiBoyce) March 17, 2018
— The Hairy Badger (@Mclobster72) March 17, 2018
As you can see, it appears that "scummy Irish" has been deemed a term of endearment in Irish vernacular from now on. Everyone loves an underdog, after all.
And maybe Jones should keep his head down next time he frequents the Aviva Stadium...