Sunday 31 March 2019

Julien's Faux Pas #13: Rice for Partridge?

While the footy world continues the Ronaldo vs Messi debate, comedy has the Gervais vs Coogan tussle to consider. 2019 has seen these comedy heavyweights go toe to toe as Gervais has released the stunning 'Afterlife' while Coogan is back with Alan Partridge in 'This Time'. 

Almost certainly the most outrageous scene to date in This Time is where Partridge lookalike, Sligoman Martin Brennan seizes his opportunity to break into some traditional Irish Rebel songs - the rather catchy 'Come out ye Black n tans' and 'Men behind the wire' featuring amongst his repertoire! 

It's a measure of the times we are in that this is seen as a source of shared amusement by Brits and Paddies alike. Thankfully for Declan Rice, his ill considered tweet from 2015 wherein his Irish blood got the better of him with an 'Up the Ra' outpouring has also been recognised as harmless banter. 

However, you do have to wonder if he had declared for Ireland instead of England whether the media would have been quite so ready to let it go?

Perfect material for Julien's Faux Pas #13! 



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