On Wednesday, Theresa May suffered another Brexit defeat in parliament as speaker John Bercow allowed MPs to vote on the 'Grieve amendment.'

The amendment was tabled by ex-attorney general and Tory rebel Dominic Grieve, with the aim being that it will stop the government from running down the clock on the Brexit deadline.

The move was backed by cross-party MPs by 308 votes to 297 and will mean that May will have to come up with a 'plan b' should her Brexit deal be rejected next Tuesday.

Brexiteers have been up in arms about this motion as they believe that Bercow, who is supposed to be impartial, has shown favouritism to pro-EU groups and Labour MPs.

On Thursday morning, former Conservative Iain Duncan Smith, who supported the Leave campaign, made an appearance on talkRADIOto air his grievances about the amendment being instigated.

Whilst talking to host Julia Hartley-Brewer, he used a football analogy to describe the Grieve amendment. The 64-year-old said:

It's a bit like playing a football game in which a quarter of the way through the referee decides to get rid of the offside rule.

However, his words have backfired on him and Twitter users have started to pull him up on the analogy.

Others came up with better football analogies.

People then questioned if Duncan Smith actually knew anything about football and the offside rule.

Duncan Smith did go on to add that although he didn't think that the current deal would work "for anybody" he would rather leave the EU with a deal than a no deal before criticising the government for not engaging with proper negotiations.

The EU believes it got everything it wanted, it has no reason to reopen things because it got everything. The key point is we've never really engaged and had a proper negotiation.

The arrangement in front of us doesn't work for pretty much anybody, but if this is voted down the government has to go back and say look - we can't get this through, you have to make changes to that otherwise the thing you don't want to happen is that we leave without a Withdrawal Agreement.

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