Wednesday 28 September 2016

Paddy Barnes brilliantly lightens the tone following Michael O'Reilly drugs scandal

Published 05/08/2016 | 11:22

Paddy Barnes
Paddy Barnes

Amidst all the negativity coming from Rio following Michael O'Reilly's positive drugs test, you can always count on the jovial Paddy Barnes to bring a more light-hearted atmosphere to the camp.

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O'Reilly (23), who is from Clonmel in Tipperary, was dramatically suspended from the Olympic Games after test results allegedly found a banned substance in his system.

Sports bosses and Government figures are engaged in crisis talks in a bid to contain what is a major humiliation for Ireland on the eve of the Rio Games.

While the fallout and discussion continues - with O'Reilly himself set to appeal the suspension - his team-mate Barnes took to Twitter to lighten the mood.

"Irish boxing is in crisis! There's no ginger nuts biscuits for tea time tonight!!!," tweeted Barnes last night.

Don't ever change, Paddy.

 

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