WATCH: Shane Duffy scores two OGs and gets sent off in match from hell
The summer is well and truly over for Shane Duffy.
After a European Championships that saw the big Derry defender nail down a place in the Republic of Ireland team, he would have hoped to go on and make a mark at Blackburn Rovers.
Or even get a move to the Premier League. Or Celtic.
His chances of getting a move away from Ewood Park are getting slimmer and slimmer after something of a nightmare run for the centre-half.
Rovers were beaten 3-0 away to Wigan Athletic on Saturday, with Duffy turning the ball into his own net in the 63rd minute.
Shane Duffy with the 'Come and get me' to Celtic pic.twitter.com/H07if4ygao
— Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) August 13, 2016
Unfortunately Duffy has carried his goal-scoring form to Wales and Wednesday night's trip to Cardiff. The 24-year-old has scored two goals in the wrong end in the space of SEVEN first half minutes.
The first going in after a rebound off the post from a shot by Declan John, while the second saw Duffy head a Peter Whittingham free-kick past Jason Steele.
All this after rejecting a new contract offer ahead of kick-off in the Welsh capital.
— Owen Coyle (@Imowencoyle) August 17, 2016
To add an awful lot of insult to injury he then went and got booked twice in the second half to receive a 90th minute red card as Blackburn lost 2-1.
Shane Duffy scores two own goals & is sent off in stoppage time as Rovers suffer a third successive league defeat.
— Blackburn Rovers (@Rovers) August 17, 2016
Get Shane Duffy out the club now please, don't bother sticking him on the bus, just leave him behind thanks
— Dom Stirling (@domstirling12) August 17, 2016
what a tweet
— ˗ˏˋ JΔMES ˊˎ˗ (@JameswhufcJones) August 17, 2016
Sunday:Deactivated his twitter page
Wed:Rejected a contract offer & Two own goals pic.twitter.com/vqlkxzbazb
— Barry O' Mahony (@barryomahony4) August 17, 2016
Shane Duffy must never play for the club again. This is not a coincidence.
— Daniel (@DanielTroyOtis) August 17, 2016
It brings to mind Jonathan Woodgate's nightmare Real Madrid debut back in 2005, when he scored a spectacular OG before being sent off.
But somehow, this is far, far worse.
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