Monday 20 August 2018

Pic: Irish boxer Paddy Barnes pokes fun at Rory McIlroy over Rio absence in devious style Newsdesk Newsdesk

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes has been ribbing his compatriot Rory McIlroy over his decision not to travel to the Rio Olympics over fears surrounding the threat of the Zika virus.

Barnes tweeted an image of the bed his in Rio and the extensive mosquito protection provided, and mocked golf's world number four saying: "you should have came mate, they had this bed set up for you and everything!"

It's not good news on the Zika front for McIlroy after it was confirmed that the virus has made its way to Florida, where the four-time major winner currently resides.

Barnes, who will carry the Irish flag in the opening ceremony of the Rio Games next Friday, is known for his playful antics on social media.

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