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Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle takes hilarious pop at English rugby

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle is renowned for his off-the-cuff ruthless comedy, which has made him marmite to many around the world.

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Fans of Boyles love the brutal honesty of his comedy, whilst his detractors feel he routinely oversteps the mark.

Whatever your feelings are about the 51-year-old, there can be little doubt that when he speaks, there will be a reaction.

The same can certainly be said for his Twitter account, where Boyle regularly posts tweets that create a bit of a stir in all areas of society.

Thus, when the opportunity to take a pop at the rugby team of Scotland’s oldest enemy, England, Boyle produced the perfect one-liner.

Responding to an article produced by Telegraph journalist Oliver Brown surrounding rugby’s eligibility laws and, in particular, focusing on the current make-up of the Scottish national side, Boyle simply wrote, “Don’t really follow rugby, but I imagine this means England are losing.”

Ironically, the article itself was released yesterday, just days after England had lost the Calcutta Cup to Scotland for a fourth consecutive year.

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Whilst Boyle’s tweet was well-timed and funny, Brown’s article certainly makes for interesting and, at points thought-provoking reading as players who are eligible for multiple countries weigh up their international ambitions.

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