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Ian Poulter Fumes When Darren Clarke Gifts Him Spurs Top For 40th Birthday

Ian Poulter Fumes When Darren Clarke Gifts Him Spurs Top For 40th Birthday

Ian Poulter was not happy after getting a present from Darren Clarke for his 40th birthday – only to see it was a Tottenham shirt.

The English golfer makes no secret of his love for Arsenal and even had the club’s crest on his bag at The Open in 2014.

And like any other Gunners fan, he hates rival team Spurs.

So you can understand his reaction when he opened up the gift from Ryder Cup captain Clarke and a few other golf pals to see they’ve given him one of their shirts.

He immediately rolls it up and throws it away before turning towards the camera and telling the room full of people to “f*** off” – or we assume he says that as the recording turns off just before he can finish what he’s saying.

Lee Westwood was the man behind the camera and shared the brilliant video on Instagram after putting up a picture of Poulter smiling as Clarke held up the jersey:

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Poulter, Clarke and the rest of his European team are in Malaysia together for the start of the EurAsia Cup – a Ryder Cup-style competition which sees the best golfers from both continents go head to head over three days of golf.

If the Northern Irishman – who will lead Europe at the Ryder Cup in September – was hoping to fire Poulter up for the start of the event on Friday then he certainly took the right approach.

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