Openly gay rugby player Keegan Hirst got props from his sports hero.
The Australian National Rugby League is currently celebrating Mad Monday, which is a tradition in which fans dress up.
Keegan Hirst, a British player who’s the first openly gay athlete in the British rugby league, recently posted an Instagram and Twitter video to celebrate this sports holiday.
Hirst posted a video of himself wearing a pair of black speedos, sunglasses, and a black T-shirt that says “Just Bring It!”
To go with the look, Hirst impersonated movie and wrestling icon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by saying his wrestling catchphrase, “Smell what The Rock is cooking…”
It seems the fun was infectious as it reached its way over to the Rock himself. He then replied to Hirst’s tweet and said, “Well done bro and ITS DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU CAME BACK TO #MADMONDAY [sic].
Hirst then responded with joy at being noticed by Johnson himself.
While Johnson is amazing, we can’t forget that Keegan Hirst is a legend in his own right.
In 2015, Hirst came out as gay, which made him the first openly gay British professional rugby league player. He thus made sports and LGBTQ history.