Olympics 2016

BBC makes bold bid to claim Michael Conlan for Team GB

Olympics 2016By Sunday World
Michael Conlan
Michael Conlan

A BBC Sport tweet today claimed that Irish boxer Michael Conlan was a member of Team GB.

The tweet came with an article about the boxer that clearly stated he was Irish.

The tweet very quickly drew a storm of people pointing out that Conlan was not a member of Team GB and the tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with this one.