Willie ODea, our Miniature for the Fence, got involved in an altercation at the weekend in South’s moral pub after watching a rugby match with Biffo Cowan.
Somehow or other he got talking to some people who were upset at the fact that he didn’t do enough to prevent the loss of the Shannon-Heathrow link.
Willie seems to have lost his temper and made a complete tinker of himself, though he’s been frantically back-pedalling all day on the radio, sensing that this is going to make him look like an even bigger fool than his ridiculous moustache already manages to do.
I hear it went like this:
Willie: I’m the Minister for Defence
Man in pub: You didn’t do much of a job defending Shannon Airport.
Willie: Who’s this big prick?
Man in pub : My name is Fahy.
Willie: I’d like to thump you.
Man in pub: You and whose army?
I’m guessing this is the start of the backlash against the Miniature for the Fence and before long the people of the Mid-West will rise up as one voter and dismiss him from office forever. Well, that’s unlikely, but a guy can fantasize surely? At the very least, they’ll hold him down and violently remove the ludicrous yard-brush he wears on his upper lip.
And he’ll deserve it, the absurd little popinjay.