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Watch: Ian Humphreys' Retro Video Of Nailing A Kick At Austin Healey's Balls

Watch: Ian Humphreys' Retro Video Of Nailing A Kick At Austin Healey's Balls

Last week, Austin Healey decried that one of the most memorable stories involving him was, in fact, FAKE NEWS.

An Off the Ball roadshow from last year threw up an amazing story of Brian O'Driscoll boxing the head off Healey during a Lions tour, to defend Ronan O'Gara's honour. Healey tweeted that it was untrue, before both O'Driscoll and O'Gara confirmed its veracity on Off the Ball last week.

Whereas Healey can claim that humiliation was untrue, there is no covering up this one.

Out of absolutely nowhere, former Ulster out-half Ian Humphreys tweeted a video of a fleeting but memorable appearance on Soccer AM from 2008, in which he aimed a kick directly at Healey's balls.ie.

Healey had agreed to "take one for the team", a Soccer AM slot in which guests and contributors are subjected to a forfeit. The week previous, Healey was in studio to discuss the beginning of the 2008 Six Nations, and tipped England to beat Wales, and agreed to take one for the team should his prediction prove incorrect.

Wales subsequently did God's work and beat the English, and to be fair to Healey, he kept his word, and popped down to the Leicester Tigers' training ground to subject himself to torture. He even agreed to make it worse: reversing the pants so the target was even more delicate than usual.

Ian Humphreys was first up, and he absolutely nailed it.

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Austin Healey on Soccer AM

Well, that's our day made.

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Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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