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Shane Duffy Scored A Bullet Vs Old Club Blackburn And Fans Were All Making The Same Joke

Shane Duffy Scored A Bullet Vs Old Club Blackburn And Fans Were All Making The Same Joke

Brighton went top of the Championship last night with a 3-2 victory at Ewood Park.

Big Ireland defender Shane Duffy - described by many experts during our Euros campaign as The Messi Of The Air - struck first for the Albion against his former club, and you better believe he was having none of that 'muted celebration' shite, particularly having suffered nothing but abuse on Twitter at the hands of Rovers fans since his move in August.

The 24-year-old Derry man powered a header home from a corner before wheeling away in typical celebration:

Blackburn fans felt aggrieved when Duffy departed for a club with an eye on promotion to the Premier League this season, and they joined general football fans and journalists alike in pointing out an updated version of one particularly ugly stat which Duffy has become associated with all season:

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Low and behold...

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The Ireland defender, for what it's worth, was magnanimous in victory, even if his celebration was doubtless fuelled by similar jibes from Rovers fans all season.

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Duffy has taken like a duck to water at Brighton - indeed so much so that the Seagulls fans have in the past couple of weeks adopted an old Everton chant about Duffy (you might have even heard it in France during the Euros) and begun singing it in the terraces.

What a haunting sound this must have been for the Blackburn faithful at Ewood Park last night...

We're up all night for Shane Duffy

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Good luck ridding your head of that tune today.

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Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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