Not cool, Rory, not cool.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy was a very popular man when he became the second 21st century British winner of the Open Championship on Sunday.
However, his popularity plummeted when he was caught on camera snubbing a young boy, who simply wanted the champion’s autograph.
In addition to refusing to sign his name for the lad, McIlroy rather rudely pushed the eager kid away.
Watch the incident below and then scroll down to see some tweets from disapproving witnesses.
Seconds after BBC commentator says McIlroy is an inspiration for youngsters to take up golf a lad asks for his autograph and is shunned. — Derek Briggs (@DerekBWB) July 20, 2014
Anyone see the snub mcilroy gave the young fella looking for an autograph? What a prick!!!!!!!!!
— Máire O Gara (@M0gara) July 20, 2014
Nothing likeable about Mcilroy , pushed one kid away for an autograph and then just said get these guys out of there. Up his own arse
— Steve Mottershead (@Steve_Motty) July 20, 2014
— Ursula (@ursmcquack) July 20, 2014