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Hearts striker in must-see derby celebration after goal against Hibs

Hearts striker, Lawrence Shankland, produced one of the greatest goal celebrations of all time in the Edinburgh derby last night after he equalised for Hearts in their crunch match with Hibernian at Tynecastle Park.

After being pelted by missiles before and after his spot kick, Shankland casually caught a pie that was heading in his direction before taking a bite out of it and throwing it straight back into the away end with a smile on his face. Not only did the 28-year-old cope with the pressure of the penalty expertly but he also dealt with the added distraction of having to dodge missiles.

Several objects came raining down on the centre forward, including airpods, lighters, vapes and bottle openers in scenes that could get Hibernian and their supporters in trouble. With Hearts kicking towards their own supporters in the second half, there were luckily no further incidents.

Naismith warns fans of potential bans

Speaking after the match, Hearts manager Steven Naismith warned heavily criticised the visiting supporters and warned them that they have run the risk of ruining the Edinburgh derby. The ex-Everton forward said:

“The way Lawrence acts for the penalty and his calmness to find the net, these are the defining moments in games. But all the stuff getting launched on, it’s just not acceptable. I think it was everything that was in everyone’s pockets whether it be comics, vapes or whatever. It’s just not good enough

“If that then gets looked at, what’s going to happen is they are just going to reduce the amount of fans that can go into that stand and that’s going to impact on what I think is a good atmosphere and a good derby, which has a fierce rivalry. It’s just idiots that are going to spoil the party for everybody.”


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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