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18 of our favourite sports fans

Following our recent story on Shane O’Donnell’s brother, we look at back at some of the best and craziest supporters.

1. Shane O’Donnell’s brother, who watched the Clare star’s All-Ireland final hat-trick from Israel

imagePic: Fergal Brennan

2. This impassioned wrestling fan

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3. The ticketless Irish fan who ended up in Estonia’s dugout for the teams’ Euros playoff

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4. These guys


5. Steve Bartman, for the dignity with which he handled this situation

YouTube credit: Kyle Hudson

6. Paul Mannion’s sister, for surprising him by returning from Australia for the All-Ireland final

image(INPHO/Morgan Treacy)

7. This young fan who decided to get involved in the half-time show

imageGif credit: Buzzfeed

8. The ever-present Irish football fan Davy Keogh

image(INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan)

9. This crazy Arsenal fan

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10. This even crazier Arsenal fan

YouTube credit: ArsenalFanTV

11. The Spartak Moscow fan who couldn’t wait for this penalty to be taken

YouTube credit: Egw Eimai

12. ESPN’s Skip Bayless (aka Tim Tebow’s biggest fan)

YouTube credit: ESPN1stTake

13. This evidently passionate England fan

image(Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

14. Jungle Bird and his quirky interruption of the US Open (among other events)

YouTube credit: MrBeanyman62

15. This Tiger Woods fan

YouTube credit: johnhenry325

16. The classic Wimbledon streaker

image(Rebecca Naden/PA Archive/Press Association Images)

17. The Ethiopa fans, for the fantastic spectacles they invariably produce

image(Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix/Sports Inc/Press Association Images)

18. This Feyenoord fan (context here)


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Paul Fennessy

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