Wednesday 29 January 2020

Sketch artist captures shock at Michael Conlan decision in cartoon moments after bout

Sketch by Niall O'Loughlin @nialloloughlin
Sketch by Niall O'Loughlin @nialloloughlin


This brilliant cartoon was sketched just moments after Michael Conlan controversially crashed out of the Olympics in Rio.

Like the rest of the country, sketch artist Niall O'Loughlin was left fuming after judges awarded victory to Russian opponent Vladimir Nikitin in Conlan's quarter final bout.

But instead of taking to Twitter and Facebook to vent his anger, Mr O'Loughlin started sketching this piece.

Explaining the caricature, Mr O'Loughlin said: "I, just like everyone, thought he was robbed blatantly. It was almost like they stole his wallet, hence the idea for cartoon.

"I also loved the fact he said it as it was. I have huge respect for him over that, everything is so pc now that it was refreshing that someone said what they really thought, it shows true passion."

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