Troy Deeney calls Shane Duffy a 'typical English' centre-half
Shane Duffy English? Guess again, Troy.
Remember that classic Shane Duffy English debate? Of course you don't! It never existed.
Shane Duffy was born in Derry. He represented Northern Ireland from u16s right up until u21 level. At senior level, he declared for the Republic of Ireland. Through brilliant performances and excellent league form, he nailed down a starting place in the Boys In Green's defence.
He is Irish. He is an Irish centre-back. That may seem like the most obvious thing in the world to say, but tell that to Troy Deeney.
— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) September 17, 2018
The Watford striker was on the Monday Night football panel for Brighton and Hove Albion's Premier League game at Southampton. In the pregame build-up, he called Duffy and his partner in central defence Lewis Dunk 'typical English cenre-halves.'
Dunk is English, born and bred.
Duffy, as we've already established, is not. As the good people of Twitter weren't afraid to point out.
Don't think Shane Duffy would agree with Troy Deeney that he is a typical English central defender.....
— David (@cgullman) September 17, 2018
Deeney just called Shane Duffy English 😂
— Stephen Lawlor (@stephenl15) September 17, 2018
— Damian Delaney (@DamoDelaldo) September 17, 2018
Troy Deeney said Brighton CBs, ft. Shane Duffy, were classic English CBs and commentator said 2 British managers on sideline which includes Chris Hughton. A first for the Brits claiming what isn’t their own in fairness
— Colin Delaney (@fluffydel) September 17, 2018