I became famous after I was caught doing something very offensive in the crowd at the 2012 European Championships… my mother was horrified when she saw it on TV

A FOOTBALL fan made headlines after he was caught committing a very indecent act at the 2012 European Championships.

Eamon Keegan was like every other Irish fan at the tournament, supporting his team from the stands.

Eamon Keegan was caught committing a very offensive act at the 2012 European ChampionshipSource: X, formerly Twitter
Eamon's moment was seen by his mother and brotherPhoto credit: Inpho

However, the 24-year-old was filmed licking the breast of a Croatian fan in Poznan as his team lost the opening match of the 2012 European Championships 3-1.

The clip went viral on the internet and was seen by his mother Barbara, who was horrified.

However, she was able to see the funny side of the moment.

She told the Belfast Telegraph: “I got a bit of a shock.

“I think I can see the funny side, but it is extremely embarrassing.

“I wouldn't mind, but Eamon is a very quiet boy, so it surprises me more than anything else.”

But Eamon's younger brother Killian, 16, was not surprised by his sibling's behaviour.

He added, “Why are you surprised, ma'am? I'm not surprised at all.”


Eamon also spoke about the moment he discovered he had caused a stir online.

He said: “One of the guys called and said I was all over the internet. I had no idea it had been stolen.

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“I had a few drinks and was just having fun.

“Mam is embarrassed, but she hopes everything will calm down in a few days.

“But she didn’t react as badly as I feared.”

The Republic of Ireland lost their next two group stage games against Spain and Italy.

This meant that the team finished last in Group C with zero points.