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Bizarre scenes in final as French broadcasters believe kit man Junior Paramore is head coach Pat Lam
By Rugby Onslaught

Bizarre scenes in final as French broadcasters believe kit man Junior Paramore is head coach Pat Lam

Bristol made history last night as they triumphed in the Challenge Cup final over Toulon. Their kit man, Junior Paramore, got far more attention than he’d usually expect, however, as the French TV cameras remained fixed on him throughout the evening.

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Fans on social media began to notice something was unusual after the camera would zoom in on Paramore after each major decision in the first half with a slow zoom, eagerly searching for a reaction.

It wasn’t long before the BT Sport commentators of Nick Mullins and Ugo Monye realised what was happening.

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As the first half wore on in what was an enthralling, end to end encounter, the pitchside cameramen continued to look for the close-up reactions of who they thought was Pat Lam.

Incredibly, no one informed them at half time that they had the wrong man and this continied to happen all the way through the match – even towards the final whistle.


Fans on social media saw the funny side of this mix up with Junior Paramore starting to trend on Twitter.

Some fans, however, did not see the funny side and instead saw this incident not as a comical mixup but instead as a shocking case of causal racism on the part of the French broadcasters.

Did you notice these moment’s from last night’s final? Let us know what you thought.

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