Wednesday 17 January 2018

Video: Ireland's Richard Keogh shows incredible restraint as he's abused by Hull fans

Derby County skipper Richard Keogh is confronted by a fan after the game
Derby County skipper Richard Keogh is confronted by a fan after the game
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Republic of Ireland international Richard Keogh showed remarkable composure not to react to the provocations of a Hull City fan after his Derby side lost their Championship promotion play-off 3-2 on aggregate last night.

The Tigers had won the first leg 3-0 at the iPro Stadium but were beaten 2-0 in the second leg at the KC Stadium through two first-half goals, an early Johnny Russell strike and an Andy Robertson own goal.

Derby pushed for an equaliser but Hull held on to their narrow advantage to reach the final at Wembley against Sheffield Wednesday and keep alive hopes of an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League.

The end of the game saw a very unsavoury incident as a Hull fan, wearing a blue and black top, taunted Keogh along with another supporter before squaring up to the 6ft 2in Irish defender.

Despite last night's disappointment, the Derby skipper can now concentrate on securing his place in Martin O'Neill's 23-man squad for the Euros.

Watch the incident below:

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