'F**k you' - Former Racing team-mate's humorous post-game moment with Johnny Sexton sums up French frustration
It was a moment that will be immersed in our memories for years to come.
Ireland looked beaten as they came up against the Blue resistance in the 82nd minute in the Stade de France. The home side led 13-12 and despite going through 41 phases of play, Ireland were not gaining much ground.
Enter Johnny Sexton.
A huge 42 metres from the French goal, the Ireland outhalf knew he needed the kick of his life if Ireland were to snatch victory. And how he delivered.
Sexton's sensational drop goal sent Ireland into dreamland as the French players fell to the pitch, hands in heads.
Former Racing 92 teammate Wenceslas Lauret shared a humerous moment with Sexton as he could only, jokingly, muster the words "f**k you" to the Ireland man.
Watch the magic moment here:
Here is the best Twitter reaction to a dramatic day.
No lip reading skills required on this French comment to Sexton pic.twitter.com/sdS3PMyR7G— Lorcan Roche Kelly (@LorcanRK) February 3, 2018
Obviously, the drop-goal will be the moment everyone remembers but Ireland wouldn't have gotten into position had Sexton not pushed the envelope with a cross-kick to Earls. Anything less than perfect and the game was gone, but it was spot on. What a player— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) February 3, 2018
Sexton had cramp 10 minutes earlier and was hobbling at one stage of the 40 plus drive leading up to his shot. To kick from that distance in all of the circumstances shows incredible self belief. #fravire— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) February 3, 2018
25 carries from CJ Stander who had another big game for Ireland. Watch his spin out of the tackle in the final carry before Sexton’s drop goal. Gains an extra couple of metres. Absolutely crucial. Small margins.— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) February 3, 2018
What a strike from Sexton. Some ending there. #FRAvIRE— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) February 3, 2018
Johnny sexton you fucking king !— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) February 3, 2018