WATCH: Ireland's Shane Duffy startled by pre-match fireworks
Shane Duffy may be perceived as an immovable force in the heart of the Irish defence, but the same cannot be said for his pre-match demeanour.
Duffy's steely on-field persona may be in tatters after the Brighton defender was the only Irish player to jump at the fireworks during the pre-match handshakes.
Love Shane Duffy getting scared by fireworks. pic.twitter.com/5LhSwP2Bc5— James Fenton (@fentonjames16) November 11, 2017
However, the Ireland defender did manage to regain his composure after slotting in at the centre of Ireland's defence alongside captain Ciaran Clark.
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