Brian O'Driscoll's Ireland Exit Produced a Great Tweet from Fergus McFadden

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterMarch 10, 2014

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 08:  Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland is replaced by Fergus McFadden in the second half during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Ireland beat Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday. It was the last time national treasure Brian O'Driscoll turned out for his country at home.

The centre turned in another top-class performance and was substituted off with a quarter of the game to go.

Cue the applause.

A day later, the man who replaced O'Driscoll on the field, Fergus McFadden, produced this excellent tweet:

That standing ovation I got coming off the bench yesterday was amazing #Thanks

— Fergus McFadden (@fergmcfadden) March 9, 2014

Ireland go into their final match against France with a chance of winning the tournament, which would be a fine way for O'Driscoll to exit the stage.