Brian Moore’s commentary took on a whole new level of relevance during the weekend’s match between France and Ireland.
The England rugby legend, on duty for the BBC’s coverage of the first weekend of the Six Nations Championship, dropped some curious phrases into his analysis.
And fans are certain they know why – they reckon it was all part of a Six Nations drinking game made popular on social media, as WalesOnline reports.
Twitter celebrity Welsh Dalai Lama’s version of rugby bingo with booze often crops up at this time of year.
The latest edition includes the usual forfeits such as having one drink every time Jonathan Davies’ favourite “Numbers” come up in commentary.
It also involves some more obscure rules like two drinks for a badly choreographed try celebration or three drinks for “fake news” being spouted out in a post-match interview.
With rules like that, it’s little wonder the game is so popular – and it seems that it has caught the attention of Moore.
The former England hooker seemingly did his best to work his way through Dai Lama’s list of commentary cliches – some likelier than others – in an effort to get viewers at home suitably merry.
Having worked through the usual run-of-the-mill cliches included in the game, such as “post-Lions fatigue”, Moore took things to another level when he managed to shoehorn ‘covfefe’ into his comments.
The nonsense word made up by US President Donald Trump meant players of the game had to down their whole drink.
Describing the new laws about less chatting back to the referee, Moore knowingly mused: “So [France prop Rabah] Slimani’s comments to Wayne Barnes (would no longer be acceptable) – perhaps they were discussing Donald Trump’s version of ‘Covfefe’ and whatever that meant, I don’t know.”
And Moore’s awkward shoehorning did not go unnoticed on Twitter.