Kevin Kilbane's MOTD punditry delighted Irish fans but some weren't happy with his analysis 2 years ago

Kevin Kilbane's MOTD punditry delighted Irish fans but some weren't happy with his analysis

Kevin Kilbane appeared on the St Stephen's Day Match of the Day alongside Gary Lineker and Danny Murphy.

The former Republic of Ireland international delighted Irish viewers when he referred to December 26 as St Stephen's Day, not Boxing Day, despite it being a British programme.

However, Kilbane's analysis prompted a negative reaction from West Ham fans after saying that Bournemouth captain Simon Francis' high boot on Cheikhou Kouyate was deserving of a yellow, not red, card.

Francis left Kouyate clutching his face in agony on the ground after catching him square in the face with his boot, which appeared to be in a dangerously high position.

However, referee Bobby Madley did not deem it worthy of a sending off, brandishing a yellow much to the frustration of Hammers supporters.

"Personally I don't think it's a red card. It looks bad but he is clearly looking at the ball and he's just trying to bring it down from the air and he catches Kouyate. I think a yellow card is the right decision. I don't think it's a red card. 

Chances are if you're from Ireland, you were fairly happy with Kilbane's contributions to Match of the Day on Tuesday night. If you hail from east London, though, you may have been seething with his assessment of Francis' challenge on Kouyate.