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'Straight up JETTING!': Samuel L Jackson enamoured with GB cyclists

Samuel L Jackson has taken an active interest in the London Olympics. Photo: PA

Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson has a new-found admiration for British cycling, and we've got the tweets to prove it.

After Victoria Pendleton's Gold medal-winning keirin performance yesterday, the 63-year-old Pulp Fiction star observed that the cyclist was "Straight UP JETTING!!!"

And in another earlier tweet about British velodrome success, he proclaimed:

"Like I said before, those BRITS are some PEDALIN', RECORD BREAKIN', MUTHACYCLIN*****S!! Congrats UK!"

But his Olympics musings aren't limited to two-wheeled competitions. He also ponders sporting etymology:

And agreed with the majority of opinions on the badminton players who were disqualified for trying to lose:

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