After the British and Irish Lions squad, coached by on-sabbatical Wales coach Warren Gatland, was announced ahead of the summer tour to New Zealand, individual countries set about congratulating their players on Twitter, as is the modern style.
The tour will take place from June 3 to July 8, with the team playing three Tests against the current World Champions.
Ireland had 11 players selected…
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) April 19, 2017
… while Six Nations champions England contributed 16 to the squad.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) April 19, 2017
Wales meanwhile can boast 12 players as well as Lions captain, Sam Warburton, who takes charge for the second time, having done so in 2013 against Australia.
— WalesOnline (@WalesOnline) April 19, 2017
But Scotland only received two selections. Two!
Hogg and Seymour are on their way to BT Murrayfield 👏
📱💻We'll have player reaction across our social channels later this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/GOc9XLlNTY
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) April 19, 2017
After their excellent showing at the Six Nations, where they beat Wales, Ireland and Italy, many thought that was tough on the Scots.
A few disappointed men today in Scotland after the #LionsNZ2017 squad announcement today, not easy to take
— sean clifford (@scliff_19) April 19, 2017
Rugby fans across Scotland must be absolutely livid #LionsNZ2017
— Brian Curtin (@BCurtin_) April 19, 2017
With Wales finishing below Scotland in the 2017 Six Nations table, why weren’t there more Scots in the squad?
12 Welsh players yet only 2 Scottish players in the Lions squad? Outrageous. #LionsNZ2017
— Calum Leask (@calum_leask) April 19, 2017
12 Welsh players and half of them I wouldn't even want in a scotland squad never mind the lions. 2 Scots is very harsh
— Fraser Bain (@Fraser_Bain) April 19, 2017
Not everyone was bothered by the nationality of the players, however.
— Duncan Clark (@duncan_duval) April 19, 2017
While one Twitter user thought it might be time for yet another vote…
I feel the lions selection will trigger another Scottish referendum 🦁 #LionsNZ2017
— Harri Wilson (@HWils0308) April 19, 2017