Conor Cunningham Is One Legendary Fan

When Ireland all but assured passage to the 2012 European Championship finals with a 4-0 away playoff win against Estonia ( our days later they'd draw the second leg in Dublin to advance), it wasn't just the team celebrating on the pitch.

Viewers were in fact treated to the bizarre scene of one of the Estonian coaches seemingly joining the mass merriment - and no doubt the players were bemused to have one of the opposition dancing with joy amidst them.

The story makes more sense - sort of - when the truth is revealed. The 'coach', who had been in the Estonia dugout all match before bursting onto the pitch at the A. Le Coq Arena, was actually an Ireland fan in disguise.

It's not entirely clear how Conor Cunningham managed to pull it off, since one wouldn't really expect 'finding an Estonia tracksuit, wearing it, grabbing a bag of balls and wandering to the dugout' to bypass security particularly successfully, but hey, well played to him.

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