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Watch: Somehow, Sky Sports Have Claimed Katie Taylor As British In 2017

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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No, Sky Sports no.

Maybe in 2010, when Katie Taylor had not yet draped an Olympic gold medal over her neck with the Amhrán na bhFiann blaring in the background, maybe then it would have been slightly understandable that someone could believe she is from Northern Ireland, but now?

Despite Katie Taylor claiming her first world title as a professional LIVE ON SKY BOX OFFICE on Saturday night, it seems that those tasked with discussing her achievements haven't a clue about who she is as Joe Wilson made an unfortunate error live on TV.

It's a joke at this stage, it really is. Why must every athlete who has set foot in the United Kingdom and enjoyed sporting success is claimed as British? It's at a point where you wonder if they do it on purpose...


Britain has another world champion...


No, it does not.

Who does not know that Katie Taylor is Irish at this point, honestly? She'll have to tattoo a tricolour on her forehead at this rate. Jo Wilson, or Germany's Jo Wilson as we'll call her for the craic, has since responded to the outrage on Twitter:



And Michael Conlan wasn't too thrilled either.

#TheAndyMurrayEffect at least Murray is actually from Britain.

Thanks to KillianM2 on Twitter for the clip.




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