Ireland's Geordan Murphy trolled on Twitter for commentary on ITV
Former Irish fullback Geordan Murphy won lots of plaudits for his exciting style of play during his 78 cap career for his country.
In fact, his open and attacking approach probably cost him several more appearances as his sense of adventure made many coaches a tad nervous in tight contests. As a result he often found himself excluded from selection on safety first grounds.
But the thrills he gave on the field have been notably absent in his World Cup commentary performances on ITV. His monotone delivery has been an equal source of amusement and frustration on Twitter.
Some fans think he would be the perfect solution for restless children who won't drift off to sleep.
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Others gave a rather poetic analogy to explain the appeal of his voice.
This fan asked if a lottery win or party would even inject some excitement into his voice.
Other viewers are seeing strong parallels between Murphy and football’s Phil Neville when it comes to style.
Some worried viewers have raised concerns over his willingness to actually be part of the coverage itself. Wondering if he is being forced to take part.
And, with Mr. Murphy being Irish, somebody had to mention Father Ted.
Geordan Murphy impersonating the priest from Father Ted with the most boring voice in the world. #zzzzzzz— mark smith (@markismith50) September 20, 2015
Ah, crazy Geordan.
Crazy Geordan Murphy gets ready for a big finish to USA game. Aint no party like a Geordan Murphy party. pic.twitter.com/9wNJ7MazSu— Steve Coombs (@SouthTerracer) September 20, 2015