That Eamon Dunphy is some clown, isn't he?

Shoppers and passers-by were greeted by quite a surreal sight on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Tuesday morning.

“HE’S A CLOWN, Bill!”

Many’s the overpaid scamp dismissed by Eamon Dunphy on RTE, but it was the pundit who was forced to play dress-up on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Tuesday morning.

Dunphy had said before the tournament that he would make the public show of himself if Ireland failed to make the quarter-finals, and he was true to his word as he donned the costume and a sign that read: ‘I GOT IT WRONG!’

“Not for the first time I got it wrong but this time I’ve really paid a very heavy price with this public self-flagellation,” said the man himself.

“I really fancied the lads to get out of the group but the campaign has been a massive anti-climax. Having said that, I’m sure this humiliation will put a smile back on the face of at least half of the Irish viewing public!”

The Peter McVerry trust received a €500 donation from Betfair as a result of Eamon’s pledge.

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