A tsunami of indignation and humor is swamping Irish Twitter.
Why? Because a London newspaper — The Daily Telegraph — asked its readers: "Can anyone beat Britain's Katie Taylor?"
Taylor is Irish, not British, thank you.
Taylor, the world's reigning lightweight champion boxer, won easily to advance to Thursday's final as overwhelming favorite to win the gold. Her performances have riveted Ireland.
"Dear Daily Telegraph. Katie Taylor is IRISH. However, please feel free to claim Ronan Keating, Jedward, Louis Walsh ...," tweeted Fergus Murphy.
"Ireland's Sir Chris Hoy unavailable for comment," deadpanned Irish comedian Dara O Briain, referring to Britain's top track cyclist.
The Daily Telegraph tweeted an apology. "She is Irish, of course," said the newspaper, which previously has described scores of Irish athletes and entertainers, including Bono, as British.
— Shawn Pogatchnik — Twitter http://twitter.com/ShawnPogatchnik
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