The Stadium PA in Ulster is quite a comedian. Rory McIlroy was back in Belfast during his off season. As he frequently does, the number 1 golfer in the World was at Ravenhill to cheer on his native Ulster in their interprovincial game against Connacht. In a lovely gesture, he brought the Claret Jug he won for winning the British Open to show the Belfast crowd.
The comedic genius in the stadium though, decided to play "Sweet Caroline" on the system as McIlroy was conducting an interview with BBC Northern Ireland. Cue potential awkward moment:
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) December 26, 2014
Of course, that's in reference to his infamous relationship with tennis star Caroline Wosniacki, who McIlroy used to bring to Ulster Rugby games. In fairness to McIlroy, he took it very well, and endeared himself to those watching with his reaction:
Sweet Caroline blasting from the P.A. and the stands in Ravenhill for @McIlroyRory! Classic stuff. Merry Christmas!
— TheWaisaleTimes (@TheWaisaleTimes) December 26, 2014
Ravenhill blaring Sweet Caroline as @McIlroyRory does his lap of honour was hilarious
— Brian Aylmer (@BrianAylmer) December 26, 2014
Rory McIlroy does a BBC interview at Ravenhill. Tannoy guy plays Sweet Caroline. Crowd laughs. Rory laughs.
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) December 26, 2014
Local humour? Playing Sweet Caroline at Ravenhill, crowd singing along, while Rory McIlroy is interviewed live.
— Peter Osborne (@OsborneTweets) December 26, 2014
Rory seems to be taking the 'Sweet Caroline' in good spirits. Good lad.
— Peter Mc Neive (@petermcneive) December 26, 2014