'Curling is cool, fool!' says Mr. T

Pyeongchang (South Korea) (AFP) - The Winter Olympic sport of curling is "cool", and you better not argue -- because Mr. T says so.

The American, a retired wrestler who made his name playing big-hearted toughman B.A. Baracus in 1980s TV hit "The A-Team", has been live-tweeting his newfound love of curling as it takes place at the Pyeongchang Games.

His numerous posts on Twitter on the niche sport include: "I am really pumped watching the Winter Olympics. I am watching events I never thought I would watch before, like curling.

"You heard me, curling fool!"

The 65-year-old Mr. T, who also played boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film "Rocky III", also told his 216,000 Twitter followers: "Curling is kind of different, but it's exciting. It's not as easy as it looks. It takes some skills that's for sure.

"I like it!"

And Mr. T, famed for his distinctive mohawk haircut, heavy gold chains and frequent use of the barb "you crazy fool", added: "Anyways, I see curling as a finesse sport, more straight and controlled strength. Not brute strength, like when I was a bouncer, oh no!"