ENGLAND star George Ford accidentally kicked the ball straight into the face of a cheering fan while celebrating his try against Ireland.
The Red Rose No10 helped the hosts open up a 17-0 lead at half-time at Twickenham to end the Irish side’s hopes of clinching a Grand Slam.
The game ultimately finished 24-12 to Eddie Jones’ side as England kept their own Six Nations hopes alive.
Ford, 26, put England 5-0 up thanks to his early try – but it was his celebration that really got people talking.
After getting over the line, a pumped-up Ford picked up the ball and booted it into the crowd.
But the fly-half scuffed the hack to touch and ended up spiralling the ball straight into the face of a seated supporter.
Completely undeterred, Ford charged off with his team-mates – as the unlucky fan licked his wounds and bravely carried on his own celebrations, giving the nearby England stars two thumbs up.
The next day, Ford took to Instagram to apologise to the fan after realising what he’d done.
In a long post, the England star wrote: “Loved being back at Twickenham yesterday, a good team performance.
“Congrats to @jonathanjoseph0 on your 50th mate.
“Also massive apology to @mctyke1 for the ball hitting you after the try.
“I’m glad to hear that you are all well and thank you for your brilliant support!”
Elliot Daly and Luke Cowan-Dickie also scored tries as England leapt up to second in the Six Nations standings with win over Ireland.