These are the best Martin O’Neill at the Super Bowl jokes after the Republic of Ireland manager surprised viewers by popping up on the BBC’s television coverage of the event taking place in San Francisco last night.
Apparently treating themselves to a little holiday after securing qualification for Euro 2016 with the national side, O’Neill is said to have travelled to California with assistant manager Roy Keane.
Keane unfortunately did not appear on camera, but his boss was happy to give his thoughts on the NFL game despite having no obvious connection to the sport.
Here is our selection of the best Martin O’Neill at the Super Bowl jokes after his unexpected punditry contribution to the fiftieth clash:
Martin O'Neill, NFL expert of course
— The Normal One (@LFCTikiTaka) February 7, 2016
— Dave Rogers (@DRoj) February 7, 2016
Martin O'Neill is on the BBC coverage of the SuperBowl, how many quarters are there?
— GCIIMessi (@GCIIMessi) February 7, 2016
Has Martin O Neill got lost on the way to the Euros??!?!??! WRONG PART OF THE WORLD MARTIN!!!!!! #SB50
— James Cummins (@SnappyJim33) February 7, 2016
Martin O'Neill, a legend of the game.
— Neil Costley (@NeilCostley) February 7, 2016
This Super Bowl, as with most things, has been crying out for the input of Martin O'Neill.
— Chris Taylor (@the_itch1980) February 7, 2016
Martin O'Neill has never worn headphones before in his life pic.twitter.com/vOra6dwl8e
— Keith (@nicetrainers) February 7, 2016
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) February 7, 2016
The BBC couldn't get any proper NFL pundits so they've got Martin O'Neill instead ??
— c o b i? (@cobibudge__) February 7, 2016
— Football Burp (@FootballBurp) February 8, 2016
Martin O'Neill is to American Football the same amount as Sam Allardyce is to Snowboarding
— Jamaal (@jamaalm) February 7, 2016
— Betfair (@Betfair) February 7, 2016
UK TV using Martin O'Neill as a pundit. Brits can never take the piss out of American soccer coverage ever again.
— Spirit of Mirko (@mirkobolesan) February 8, 2016
— Peter Heaney (@PeteTong79) February 8, 2016
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) February 8, 2016
Does Martin O'Neill go on holidays with Roy Keane?
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) February 8, 2016
The idea of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane on a boys holiday to the Super Bowl is absolute gold.
— Chris Andrews (@chrisandrews88) February 8, 2016
I have just watched Martin O'Neill wear headphones, at the Super Bowl, converse about a sport he's never heard of. My life is complete.
— Conor (@KoloTourbae) February 8, 2016
Martin O'neill wandering on tae the wrong set
— PaulPope (@PaulPopee) February 8, 2016
— Daithí (@Daithionaroll) February 8, 2016
Where will Martin O'Neill show up next? Evens Cheltenham, 3/1 The Masters,6/1 French Open, 20 World Badminton Championship, 33 Giro d'Italia
— Nicola McGeady (@NicolaMcGeady) February 8, 2016
can't envisage being part of a culture that values ad breaks over watching Martin O'Neill talk about innocuous Roy Keane anecdotes
— Andy (@andyyy_1) February 8, 2016
— bet365 (@bet365) February 8, 2016