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Kerry Legend Eoin Liston's Nickname Almost Caused A Mid-Flight Panic

Kerry Legend Eoin Liston's Nickname Almost Caused A Mid-Flight Panic
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Legendary Kerry full-forward Eoin Liston is known nationally by his nickname 'Bomber', but it almost caused trouble last week while he travelled on a flight from Cardiff to Cork.

The Beale club man was an iconic full-forward for the Kingdom, with his prowess at the edge of the square helping him secure seven All-Ireland title and four All-Stars. However, the nickname caused alarm for a cabin crew member after a fellow passenger called it out.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Liston explained that the crew had to research the moniker online.

"I was up at the front and one of the lads, to get my attention, called out 'Bomber'. The air hostess must have got a bit concerned, she referred him to the pilot. We knew there was a bit of a problem. I waited until everyone was off the plane in Cork.

"Some of the crew interviewed the fella who called me and they Googled me to confirm that I was known as 'Bomber'. They explained the protocols but they accepted the explanation, they just realised what had actually happened."

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