While the Olympic Games enjoyed a action-packed first day on Saturday, Rory McIlroy has presumably been kicking back and watching the spectacle from his couch. That doesn’t mean, however, that he’s far from the thoughts and minds of some Olympians who still haven’t gotten over the fact that McIlroy chose to not attend nor compete.
Irish boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan have been outspoken against McIlroy’s decision and both fanned the flames on social media this weekend by posting some interesting photos and tagging the No. 4-ranked golfer in the world.
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) July 30, 2016
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) August 6, 2016
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) August 5, 2016
To Rory’s credit, he took the ribbing in stride, responding to the boxers in kind.
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) August 7, 2016