It's fair to say Shane Duffy's week has been... eventful.
Having rejected a new contract at Blackburn Rovers, the Ireland international continued negotiations in style against Cardiff City... scoring two own goals. His third own goal in two matches.
— Tom Wilkins (@ThomasWilkinsV1) August 17, 2016
And then getting sent off.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 17, 2016
The Ireland international then took stick from all angles on twitter:
— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) August 17, 2016
Spare a thought for Blackburn's Shane Duffy. Scored 3 own goals in 4 days & also sent off tonight vs Cardiff. Be strong Shane.
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) August 17, 2016
Shane Duffy for Blackburn tonight:
2 own goals.
1 red card.
Absolutely priceless. pic.twitter.com/Dy2csRpgjE
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 17, 2016
Awful night for Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy ? pic.twitter.com/x8y8bE2e16
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) August 17, 2016
Another bloody Shane Duffy OG, edging towards Richard Dunne levels here, Jesus how unlucky are Irish defenders? or does luck come into it? ?
— Tommy Rooney (@TomasORuanaidh) August 17, 2016
— Steve Burns (@estepa_steve) August 17, 2016
Arsenal in major need of a striker couldnt go wrong with Shane Duffy at the mo. Guy is banging them in for fun ??
— Eamonn Molloy (@molloydabhoy) August 17, 2016
Burton Albion have appealed against Shane Duffy's red card ahead of their game at Ewood Park on Saturday
— Fizzia (@LFizzia) August 17, 2016
— David Garrido (@SkySportsDavid) August 17, 2016
Even the Sky Sports presenters getting in on it. Ouch.
Hopefully he can bounce back, Irish fans know the potenital he possesses and while he will be the internet flavour of the month for a while, we're optimistic he can have a strong season.