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Lindsay Hoyle may have a political career so typical it borders on a snooze-fest, but at least his sports-watching habits are pretty fun.
A photo of him watching the rugby world cup final on Saturday has been re-circulating on Twitter after he was elected to replace House Speaker John Bercow yesterday.
The photo, which Hoyle captioned "come on England" shows him sitting in an armchair in front of the television... but facing in entirely the wrong direction.
Come on England https://t.co/27xqf2Nv1a— Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP (@Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP) 1572691296
And it wasn't just that, the whole room had a bizarre sparse and retro vibe that people were pretty confused by.
This is the man they've just elected speaker. This son of a bitch right here. Guy's gonna look the wrong way way du… https://t.co/Bn46kGPqKp— James Felton (@James Felton) 1572899554
@LindsayHoyle_MP Nice of the bailiffs to leave yer telly til the final whistle.— Cancelled Dad 96.5% (@Cancelled Dad 96.5%) 1572715060
@LindsayHoyle_MP It's usually customary to look at the TV screen when you want to watch something. Although as it… https://t.co/2YjhDY8aJt— Iain (@Iain) 1572697128
@LindsayHoyle_MP Hi Lindsay .... I once invented the ‘mirror slipper’ which were basically metallic reflective slip… https://t.co/kGbITdTKKw— DougOTC (@DougOTC) 1572695834
@LindsayHoyle_MP You may need a comma, unless that's what you were planning, hence the fact you've cleared out all… https://t.co/qUIP5gmauF— ~Yzzy~ (@~Yzzy~) 1572823004
Some people chose to believe it was an artistic choice.
@LindsayHoyle_MP This feels like it should be in the Tate Modern "Eternal ennui of man" Photography, Hoyle L, 2019— Dr Philip Lee (@Dr Philip Lee) 1572692846
@LindsayHoyle_MP Marvellous Photograph of the Week by a distance The photographer deserves a credit ! 😎❤️👍🏿 PS… https://t.co/GwIe9nMXiF— Paul Sherratt (@Paul Sherratt) 1572725000
Others just saw the borderline unparalleled memeabiliy of the moment.
@LindsayHoyle_MP One for the leavers here. https://t.co/E7RX7QFSZ7— Dave 🍊 (@Dave 🍊) 1572694137
@LindsayHoyle_MP This has glorious meme potential https://t.co/i5NcI1f8Ko— Robert Beauchamp (@Robert Beauchamp) 1572700155
@LindsayHoyle_MP @fbell14 https://t.co/YI3YFanqz4— Stop in Stockport (@Stop in Stockport) 1572697344
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