So Lewis Hamilton won BBC's Sports Personality of the Year and it's fair to say the Irish Twitterspehere in particular were not happy.
In fact they were outraged.
"Dude, you had such an incredible year," says F1 champion Lewis Hamilton to #SPOTY runner-up, and two-time 2014 major winner, Rory McIroy
— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) December 14, 2014
No disrespect to Hamilton- but that was actually embarrassing - there can be no doubt Rory McIlroy should have picked up #SPOTY2014 — Thomas Niblock BBC (@thomasniblock) December 14, 2014
Rory McIlroy looking about as dumbstruck as Caroline Wozniacki was after a certain phonecall this year. #SPOTY2014
— Gary Kelly (@maxcouch) December 14, 2014
Shambles — Paddy Wallace (@paddywallace12) December 14, 2014
Not a sport. Not a personality.
— Michael Calvin (@CalvinBook) December 14, 2014
A cynic might say McIlroy's decision to represent Ireland in Rio swayed the vote in Hamilton's favour #SPOTY — Paul Dollery (@PaulDollery) December 14, 2014
Not buying Lewis Hamilton's winner's single in protest
— James Dart (@James_Dart) December 14, 2014
Two Majors and a part in the Ryder Cup surely swings the award for millionaire Rory. Luckily though it does not affect my life in any way! — Cormac O'Malley (@cormacpro) December 14, 2014
Hamilton wins Sports Personality of the Year. I know they've had a good season, but they're only fifth in the league.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) December 14, 2014
@cooper_m it's the British love of Motorsport. Shocking decision. #SPOTY2014 — Brian Price (@roisinandbrian) December 14, 2014
McIlroy's decision to go with Ireland to the Olympics fully vindicated by the BBC snub. He'll walk the RTE SPOTY award #oléoléolé
— Dodge (@seidodge) December 14, 2014
Rory, it seems you might have to win THREE majors next year to nudge ahead of a man who managed to beat his teammate in a two-horse race — Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) December 14, 2014
A glorified chauffeur wins #SPOTY. Young McIlroy should have walked that, by Jove. Splendid.
— Tweeter Alliss (@TweeterAlliss) December 14, 2014
In happier news, Paul McGinley won sports coach of the year so at least there was one Irish winner.
The winner of the Coach of the Year award is Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley #SPOTY pic.twitter.com/Vutpf8uMnC
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 14, 2014