Brian O'Driscoll's rugby app forced to delete Bundee Aki post after online outrage
A rugby app partly-owned by Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has been forced to delete a social media post about Ireland's newly-qualified centre Bundee Aki.
O’Driscoll owns 45% of ‘Ultimate Rugby’, an app that provides fans with news, fixtures and information on international rugby teams with the remainder owned by technology entrepreneur, Ray Nolan.
In the post, they asked: 'On a scale of CJ Stander to Guinness, how Irish is Bundee Aki'
The questions was posed over an image of the New Zealand-born Connacht star with the message: 'Tag a mate who also thinks they're Irish'.
The post has since been deleted but not before it was heavily criticised online.
App uninstall for me straight away— Second Row (@the2ndRow) October 31, 2017
I unfollowed them after seeing this today.— Mhuirlinne (@Mhuirlinne) October 31, 2017
I uninstalled once they started asking for a subscription...this confirms I made the right decision...#strongeringreen— Thérèse McIntyre (@cailinrua1) November 1, 2017
Shocking stuff— Sam (@sami_sp) November 1, 2017
Aki recently qualified for Ireland under World Rugby's three-year residency rule and is likely to make his debut in this month's clashes with South Africa, Fiji and Argentina.
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