Video: Ulster Rugby release fantastic version of their anthem, then Saracens cover it horribly
If there wasn't already some bad blood between the teams, this will do it.
Ulster's 'Stand Up For The Ulster Men' is one of the most famous rugby songs in the country. As the province builds up to the resumption of the Heineken Cup, they released a fantastic fan driven version of the song onto YouTube last night.
With some beautiful accompaniment by the Ulster Orchestra, the video not only sounds great, but looks great too, showcasing some of the best spots to visit in the province. It ends with some words of wisdom from Ulster legend Willie John McBride. Have a look for yourself at the class clip below.
Today, their Heineken Cup quarter final opponents, and recent fierce rivals Saracens, have doctored the song and stuck it on their official YouTube channel.
It's not good. Not good at all. Crudely overdubbing 'Ulster men' with 'Saracens' will anger some, while overdubbing the great Willie John McBride should anger the rest.
Things were always going to be spicy at Ravenhill on April 5 but we reckon this has added a little extra fuel to the fire.
Thanks to Fred Sharkey for sending our way.