Trade unionist Mick Lynch has been making himself a hero to many this week but new revelations may see him upgraded to absolute legend on Leeside.
Mr Lynch has come to prominence in recent days as a result of his role as general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) in Britain.
The RMT began a series of one-day rail strikes this week and Mr Lynch has made multiple media appearances to discuss the strike action and promote the cause of RMT members.
He has been scathing in his criticism of some of the lines of questioning he has faced, including in interviews with Kay Burley and Richard Madeley.
This morning he was interviewed by Dearbhail McDonald on RTÉ Radio 1.
In addition to discussing the need for strike action, Boris Johnson and Brexit - Mr Lynch also revealed he is a League of Ireland fan.
Mick Lynch is an LOI man #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld— Conċoḃar Ó Maoilḃeannaċta (@ConorBlessing) June 25, 2022
To make it even better, as a result of close family links to Cork, he is a staunch Cork City FC supporter.
Mick Lynch confirms he’s a Cork City fan. Not sure how to process this.@CorkCityFC— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) June 25, 2022
Mick Lynch is a man of outstanding taste https://t.co/ZI83joqTOf— Seán Ó Conaill (@soconaill) June 25, 2022
Cian Bargary 🤝 Mick Lynch— Paul Hosford (@PTHosford) June 25, 2022
Cork City solid on the left wing https://t.co/uqvR5utiQJ
Of course, the news has upset some.
Mick Lynch is a league of Ireland fan, unfortunately its Cork City.— Graham Merrigan (@Merriganmania) June 25, 2022
mick lynch mentioned cork. Let the cancellation commence.— Tony - Pod Guy - Groves (@Trickstersworld) June 25, 2022
But we reckon he will be welcomed with open arms at the Cross.
Union Leader Mick Lynch on @RTERadio1 says he's coming to Ireland in August. Says he's heading to Turners Cross to see @CorkCityFC V @TreatyUnitedFC . Club shop will have to create a commemorative cloth cap. #CCFC84 pic.twitter.com/JFVZYIa5zd— john creedon (@johncreedon) June 25, 2022
Mick Lynch going to watch Cork City and Treaty United should add a few to the gate!— Alan Kinsella (@electionlit) June 25, 2022
So Mick Lynch is a product of Crossmaglen and Cork genes. Couldn't have a better combination if you were going to create a rebel in a lab. pic.twitter.com/ZvDd3ONE9w— Gerry McK (@GMcK2012) June 25, 2022