Sunday 25 September 2016

Irish artist recreates Shane Long's 'crazy eyes' moment v Italy in amazing sketch

Published 26/06/2016 | 10:53

Irish fans show their support for the Boys In Green in different ways, with one member of the Green Army opting to immortalise one of Euro 2016's strangest moments in sketch form.

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To the frustration of Irish fans, the Italian team were seemingly given free reign from Wednesday night's official to clatter into Irish players without fear of a card being produced.

When someone finally was yellow carded, it was actually an Irishman, and it wasn't specifically for a foul. Ireland striker Shane Long got in goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu's face and issued a wide-eyed scream of defiance to show the Italians that Martin O'Neill's men were ready for a battle.

Long might have gotten booked for his act, but it made for compelling viewing, and it obviously stuck in the mind of supporter Peter Fagan.

The Irish artist previously sketched Long's celebration after he famously netted against Germany during qualification, and now he has done the same thing for the Tipperary man's stare down with Sirigu.

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You can also watch this cool time lapse video to see how Fagan constructed such an amazing creation.

Ireland take on hosts France in Lyon today in their last 16 tie, with the winners progressing to face either Iceland or England in Paris next Sunday. For the Irish team's sake, hopefully Fagan is busy working on another picture of Long revelling in his latest key goal next week.

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