Nigel Owen’s response to someone naming their car after him has sent the internet into meltdown
Nigel Owens is the most famous referee in World Rugby with thousands of adoring fans and admirers.
He’s famous for his witty one-liners and authoritative manner on the field of play.
He’s one of the most talked-about people in rugby – but this particular mention caught Owens his eye yesterday.
A Twitter user yesterday posted an image of a car referencing the referee’s name after having named the automobile.
Nigel Owens is tweeted about all the time – and this fan surely didn’t expect this response after mentioning him in this tweet about him.
Here’s the car and what it was named.
— Sarah Newnham ⚖️ (@WeeSarahN) July 16, 2020
Many other users responded with some funny remarks about the name of the new automobile.
“If it has that “auto parking” system… you are actually required now to shout “hands away” every time you use it”
“Will it be as speedy as Nigel”
“Have they sorted out the whistling noise?”
It wasn’t until the man himself responded that the tweet went viral – earning hundreds of likes and retweets.
Here’s the response from the famous rugby ref below
Well I’ve been called a lot of things and even had a few things named after me including a pedigree bull, a lamb, dog and recently a chicken and a piglet so am told. But this is a first. Hope the ride is comfy and not to bumpy 😂😉 https://t.co/AQM7cgkuJ0
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) July 16, 2020
We love to see it!
Owens announced on 3 November 2015 that he intended to keep refereeing international rugby for another four years.
On 5 March 2016, Owens launched the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifying process, refereeing the first qualification match, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines v Jamaica in Arnos Vale. Later that year, Owens became the most-capped rugby referee when he took charge of the Fiji–Tonga clash in Suva, overtaking Jonathan Kaplan‘s record of 70 tests.