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'Next year, Rory, bring your goldfish': Twitter can't believe Hamilton beat McIlroy to SPOTY

That dog shouldn’t even have been allowed on the carpet.

RORY MCILROY WAS hot favourite to win the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award tonight. And I guess that was a pretty big deal, because Twitter has been beside itself with rage since the Co. Down man was named as runner-up to Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Golfer Ian Poulter led the criticism

There were Tweets with historical context

Probably proves that SPOTY can’t be relied on to deliver the goods, not like our Rory.

Some people pondered his election tactics

Though maybe it had nothing to do with that

Let’s compare the skills

One person thought that Hamilton’s entourage was a deciding factor

Sport - 2014 Sports Personality of the Year - SSE Hydro Ah, would ya look at him there. Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

There was the odd conspiracy theory

But mostly people just couldn’t believe the twist in the tail of their Sunday night TV

Maybe next year, Rory.

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