The social media whizz behind the An Garda Síochána Twitter account was certainly in a jovial mood on Tuesday morning when they posted this picture of a tractor seized by Tipperary Traffic Corp driving on three wheels near Littleton. The fourth wheel was tied to rear of a trailer it was hauling.
By evening the tweet had become a viral hit racking up hundreds of retweets and likes and even a mention on the TV3 5.30pm news bulletin.
Apparently the driver was 'wheely wheely sorry'.
'Time to retyre' - Tipp Traffic Corp seized this tractor driving on 3 wheels & 4th wheel tied to rear. Driver was 'wheely wheely sorry' pic.twitter.com/WlMibLG6QD— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 21, 2017
And the Twittersphere didn't disappoint as the puns came rolling in.
Was he released on bale?
@GardaTraffic Was he released on bale?— Waste Of Good Skin (@wasteofgoodskin) February 21, 2017
hay he must have been in a slurry!
@GardaTraffic hay he must have been in a slurry!— Karl (@kdoran1970) February 21, 2017
he'd want to tread carefully in future
@GardaTraffic he'd want to tread carefully in future— Mike Mc Loughlin (@zuroph) February 21, 2017
Well played sirs, well played!