WATCH: England fans confused, Ireland fans overjoyed following Kevin Kilbane's St Stephen's Day comment on Match Of The Day
Kevin Kilbane's legendary status among Irish fans has risen yet another notch following his appearance on Match Of The Day last night.
Kilbane was alongside Danny Murphy and host Gary Lineker analysing Watford's 2-1 win over Leicester when he said: "It's a good St Stephen's Day for them actually."
Kevin Kilbane called it St Stephens Day on match of the day last night. Without doubt this is one greatest moments in the history of our proud country. 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪— Paul O'Malley (@SaintPaulo) December 27, 2017
Legend Kevin pic.twitter.com/UnImbwNo6b— graham okeeffe (@Rickle_Pick86) December 27, 2017
December 26 is, of course, known as Boxing Day in England and the traditional Boxing Day Premier League fixtures are an integral part of the football calendar.
Despite being born in England, Kilbane has always referred to himself as a proud Irishman and famously turned down the chance to play for England at underage level because it was "always his dream to play for Ireland".
And the 110-times capped Ireland winger has won another army of fans following his Stephen's Day comments.