Rory McIlroy showing up at Old Trafford on Saturday to show off the Claret Jug should have been a pretty innocuous occasion. McIlroy is well known to be a big United fan and as the undisputed best golfer in the world, we're sure the powers that be were happy to have him there.
However, the whole 'celebrating his accomplishment' thing was wildly overshadowed by the horrendous choice of clothing which McIlroy paraded about in.
The Twitter reaction is almost too predictable to address but one of the best came from McIlroy's soon to be Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 16, 2014
McIlroy was having none of that and his reply to Poulter was indicative of a man who would have the confidence to get out of bed in the morning and put on that suit.
Obviously it wasn't only fellow golfers who had their say on Twitter. The fashion police gained quite a few temporary members and it became a bit of a game to suggest who or what McIlroy most looked like. We've gathered some of them here in no particular order.
— FashionShark (@WTF_EEK) August 16, 2014
Rupert the Bear
Big applause for Rory McIlroy on the pitch at HT at O.T. Unsure if he's wearing his chequered suit for a bet or to look like Rupert Bear. — Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) August 16, 2014
— James (@GiNgEr_JaMeS) August 16, 2014
Rory Mcilroy wearing a suit last seen in the film "The Quiet Man". — Fbloke (Andy M) (@TheRealFbloke) August 16, 2014
And finally our own suggestion, Noddy Holder