#BOD trends on Twitter after being dropped by Lions coach

3 Jul 2013

Irish rugby hero Brian O'Driscoll

The controversial decision by head coach Warren Gatland to drop Irish rugby champion Brian O’Driscoll from the Lions line-up has flared across Twitter, making #BOD, #justiceforBOD, #Gatland, #BlameGatland and #Inbodwetrust the top trending items on Twitter in Ireland this morning.

Overnight it emerged that Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Heaslip have been dropped from the Lions’ squad for Saturday’s final and decisive third test against Australia.

Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones will captain the Lions team this Saturday.

While seasoned sports reporters and columnists expressed their collective astonishment at Gatland’s decision, the range of tweets in response to the decision were nevertheless emotive.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years