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Hull fan stakes claim for 'Gobshite of the Year' award by getting stuck into Richard Keogh

What a gobshite.

Hull City v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship - Play Off - Semi Final - Second Leg - KC StadiumPlay Off - Second Leg - KC Stadium Richard Keogh and Ahmed Elmohamady battling for possession during the Championship play-off semi-final. Source: Richard Sellers

IT TAKES A special kind of gobshite to invade a pitch at full-time and rub salt in the wounds of a player from an opposing team after he has suffered a difficult defeat, particularly when said gobshite is of an age when he should really know better.

Last night, seconds after falling short with Derby County in their bid for promotion to the Premier League, Republic of Ireland defender Richard Keogh crossed paths with a fella who’ll take some beating in the running for 2016’s ‘Gobshite of the Year’ award.

Despite seeing their side beaten 2-0 on the night at home to Derby, Hull City fans understandably expressed their joy and relief at reaching the Championship play-off final by invading the pitch at the KC Stadium at the end of a two-legged tie from which they emerged with a 3-2 aggregate win.

However, instead of celebrating a big result for his team, one Hull fan seemed more concerned with taunting the Derby players — Keogh, specifically — while his sidekick danced around in the background, engaging in a similar level of gobshitery.

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Instead of giving the fan the smack in the jaw that his behaviour warranted, Keogh displayed an impressive amount of restraint while not backing down from the gobshite at the same time.

Not content with how much of a gobshite he had made of himself in front of millions of people on Sky Sports, the gobshite was later seen following Keogh as he was led away towards the dressing rooms by Derby team-mate Chris Martin.

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It must have been a frustrating incident for Keogh, but the Irish international can console himself with the knowledge that while he’s enjoying life as a professional footballer who’s preparing to play in the European Championships, the gobshite will still be a gobshite who deems it appropriate for adults to invade football pitches and behave like gobshites.

According to The Guardian, the FA is investigating the pitch invasion and “will be liaising with both clubs”.

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