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BT Sport forced to delete Lions tweet after embarrassing Irish rugby fail

Independent.ie logo Independent.ie 19/04/2017 Independent.ie Newsdesk

Irish players celebrate a try. © Independent.ie Irish players celebrate a try. BT Sport released a graphic after Warren Gatland's Lions squad announcement but it was quickly deleted after a glaring error was pointed out.

The graphic showed the breakdown of the 41 players by country but they only included six of the nine Ulster counties for Ireland.

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Among the Twitter users to point out the omission of Munster, Leinster and Connacht, as well as counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan, was the IRFU's official Twitter account.

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The message was promptly deleted but someone is sitting nervously at their desk after that error.

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