American Vice President Joe Biden congratulated his cousin, Rob Kearney on his big win against New Zealand yesterday.
The Irish rugby team had their first win against New Zealand in 111 years yesterday with a 40-29 victory at Soldier Field Chicago.
Irish fans were delighted with the historic win, but there was one unexpected fan who took to Twitter to congratulate the boys.
Joe Biden, who is Rob Kearney’s fifth cousin once removed, took to Twitter to praise Rob and his team mates.
“Congrats to cousin @KearneyRob on behalf of the Bidens. Irish rugby’s first win over New Zealand in 111 years. History made in Chicago.”
— Vice President Biden (@VP) November 6, 2016
Congratulations to Rob and the rest of the Irish team – we knew you could do it!