15 awkward moments when sport and politics met

first_img1. Bertie Ahern getting booed at Ireland matches(They’re saying boo-ertie – INPHO/Tom Honan)2. Tony Blair going on Football Focus(Football punditry – far more fun than discussing the Iraq War – BBC/PA Archive/Press Association Images)3. Deadspin and Donald Trump’s Twitter war(But tell us what you really think – Twitter screen grab)4.  Jesse Owens embarrassing HitlerYouTube credit: joni45654(So much for that ‘master race’ theory)5. Martin Johnson’s Mary McAleese red carpet snub(Johnson practices his angry face – INPHO/Photosport/Andrew Cornaga)6. Eamon Dunphy slamming Bertie Ahern YouTube credit: Daniel Sullivan(It’s a far cry from the two of them appearing on ‘The Premiership’ together)7. Charles Haughey congratulating Stephen Roche on his Tour de France win(Did someone say ‘bandwagon’ – Billy Stickland/INPHO)8. Bertie Ahern attempting to intervene in the Roy Keane Saipan row (Was this the ingenious disguise that enabled Roy to avoid Bertie at the airport? Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images)9. Linda McMahon’s failed political bid(Wrestling’s a sport, right? Jessica Hill/AP/Press Association Images)10. The Ultimate Warrior’s general belief that he can make it as a legitimate politicianYouTube credit: TheYoungTurks(Oh dear!)11. David Mellor and THAT Chelsea kit incident(Sigh! Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport)12. George Bush and the Texas Rangers’ love-in(No George, just no! EMPICS/EMPICS Sport)13. Italy’s 1938 World Cup-winning team pose with Benito Mussolini(The less said, the better – EMPICS/EMPICS Sport)14. THIS handshake(Neither of those two know who the other person is – INPHO/Cathal Noonan)15. Lance Armstrong hangin’ with George Bush SeniorYouTube credit: livestrongarmyWhat have we forgotten? Let us know in the comments section below.10 reasons why Ronan O’Gara and Robbie Keane are practically the same person>VIDEO: Thrills, spills and the most frantic 3 minutes of rugby you’re likely to see this year>last_img

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