Rory McIlroy won The Open and everyone loved him. Then he did this and all of a sudden the twitterati had the knives out.
Anyone see the snub mcilroy gave the young fella looking for an autograph? What a prick!!!!!!!!!
— Máire O Gara (@M0gara) July 20, 2014
Very distasteful watching Rory McIlroy pushing away a kid who wanted an autograph signed. Not good. — Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) July 20, 2014
Mr. McIlroy denying a child the two seconds it would have taken for an autograph says much about him as an individual.
— Ciaran Cannon (@ciarancannon) July 20, 2014
Nothing likeable about Mcilroy , pushed one kid away for an autograph and then just said get these guys out of there. Up his own arse — Steve Mottershead (@Steve_Motty) July 20, 2014
— Ursula (@ursmcquack) July 20, 2014
Seconds after BBC commentator says McIlroy is an inspiration for youngsters to take up golf a lad asks for his autograph and is shunned. — Derek Briggs (@DerekBWB) July 20, 2014
just watched Rory Mcilroy win the open championship golf and he could not even be bothered to sign a young boys autograph?? discusted in you
— carole field (@rclegg2) July 20, 2014
Rory McIlroy's autograph incident with the kid there sums him up for me. Don't forget this guy dumped his fiancée over the phone. #classless
— Gary Kelly (@maxcouch) July 20, 2014
We're going to edge towards defending McIlroy on this one. He must give out thousands of autographs and having just left the 18th green, on the way to sign his scorecard, it's not exactly the ideal time for him to be signing more. Feel free to let us know that we're heartless pricks should you wish.
Ian Poulter has explained the rules regarding the signing of autographs.
Just to clear up the signature thing. We are asked not to sign autographs until we have officially handed in our scorecards. #RulesAreRules
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) July 20, 2014