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Rugby union great tells Boris Johnson to f*** off for exploiting World Cup final – then doubles down

Brian Moore’s already-viral message to Johnson couldn’t have been pithier – and when challenged, he underscored it
England rugby hero Brian Moore in his heyday

England rugby great and former World Player of the Year Brian Moore had a blunt message for Boris Johnson, after the electioneering Tory leader appeared wearing an England jersey in an attempt to exploit tomorrow’s World Cup final for political gain.

An angry and famously straight-talking Moore ‘politely’ told Johnson:

But when challenged about his pithy tweet, he didn’t take the slightest step backward. Instead he doubled down admirably:

In 2015, Boris Johnson infamously flattened a young Japanese child during a ‘fun’ rugby event. How satisfying that during the Japan Rugby World Cup, Johnson should learn what it’s like to be steam-rollered by someone who played the game at the highest level.

Bravo Brian Moore.

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10 comments

  1. Johnson etonians pronounce it as Rugger,not rugby thats a bit rugby league style for them,..anyone for cricket chaps?

  2. Allan never a more accurate word because they have never been threatened before by any Labour government,this time we will stump them

  3. Always had massive respect for Brian – I remember he got it absolutely spot on about the Mancunian band oasis, telling it as it was he described their ‘music’ as: ‘status quo chords set to nursery rhym type lyrics’

    Well in, again, Brian 👍

    (Boooo . SA just gone 6-3 up )

  4. Calling BloJob “No Nelson Mandela” is like calling a turd pie “not very tasty.”
    “You’re No Dan Quayle” would fit better.
    (Dan Quayle aka “Mr. Potato[e]”)

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