Russell Crowe labels Irish reporter a "plonker" on Twitter after rugby gaffe
Published 31/03/2014 | 15:55
Hollywood A-lister Russell Crowe has hit back at an Irish reporter who he claims got "shirty" after she didn't get the answer she desired at the Noah premiere in Dublin.
Niamh Walsh asked Crowe if his rugby team would ever play against Ireland, prompting Crowe to explain that the South Sydney Rabbitohs play rugby league and not rugby union.
Undeterred, the Mail Online reporter asks the actor again, to which he irately responds "do you understand what I'm saying? They're different sports."
Crowe is then informed that he also makes mistakes, in particular when he referred to Ireland as part of the UK.
When the reporter tweeted today: "at least I know geography.. Ireland is not in the UK. #fearlessjourno", she got this response from Crowe: "fearless journo my ass. You're just a plonker who didn't get the answer you'd predetermined & you got shirty.fail."
He later tweeted this message: "I know Ireland is a sovereign nation. You can imply I don't love Ireland but it won't stick, love the place, love the people."
The video has been uploaded twice, once by ClickTV with the title 'Russell Crowe Schools Reporter at the Dublin Premiere' and once by Evoke.ie with the title ' Russell Crowe Being Rude to Reporter at Dublin Noah Premiere'.
Evoke.ie described Crowe as "very mean" and "pretty condescending to our Niamh", claiming she was "unkindly schooled" for "not knowing" about the "South City Dragons" adding "but who in Ireland does?"
As the South City Dragons don't exist, probably nobody.
Here's a clip of the cringeworthy moment from the premiere:
Russell Crowe did have this message for the soon to be retired Brian O'Driscoll: