Hands off our golden girl Katie!
Published 09/08/2012 | 17:00
By mistakenly describing her as "British" the 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper inadvertently paid boxer Katie Taylor, who today fights for Olympic gold, the ultimate compliment.
It has long been a cliché that successful Irish sportspeople, entrepreneurs, writers, actors, etc, are described as "British" by the UK media when things are going well but as "Irish" when things are going less well.
In fairness, the Telegraph rapidly issued an apology for its blunder, stating that: "We're sorry for mistakenly describing the fantastic boxer Katie Taylor as British . . . She is Irish, of course".