‘Hulk Hogan’ Bristol Rovers fan goes viral for ‘superb’ Portsmouth antics that ended with a sore backside
The Gas supporter has got the football world celebrating the return of League One thanks to his cheeky antics.
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A Bristol Rovers who appeared to enjoy last weekend's trip to Portsmouth a little too much has got the internet talking thanks to a viral video.
The Gas kicked off their League One campaign with a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park last Saturday. A 24th-minute Luke Thomas goal appeared to have ensured that all three points would be coming back to Bristol but a 92nd-minute Kusini Yengi finish meant the spoils were shared.
More than 2,000 fans are believed to have made the trip to the South Coat at the weekend to cheer on Joey Barton's side for the League One opener and the Gas' away following were in good spirits and good voice during the match.
However, one supporter stole the show when taunting the Portsmouth home fans at one point during the 90 minutes. A video shows the fan clambering onto a rail in the away end, kissing his biceps and gesticulating at the Pompey faithful, before falling flat on his backside when losing his balance.
The video was picked up by popular Twitter page Football Away Days and shared with the account's nearly 300,000 followers online with over two million people watching the clip on the social media platform.
Users rushed to chuckle at the video and liken the Bristol Rovers fan to Hulk Hogan for his performance. One Rovers fan said: "F***ing superb - to be fair everyone seemed to be extra p***ed in that away end today. Missed it big time."
Another football fan added: "This is what we’ve all missed, can’t beat the banter at the football."
Meanwhile, others labelled the moment 'brilliant', 'hilarious' and celebrated that 'football is back, baby'. Focusing on the fall, another joked: "You can't recover from this, geezer shoulda stayed down."
Bristol Rovers are next in action this evening in an EFL Cup fixture at Ipswich Town before welcoming Barnsley to the Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the first home fixture of the campaign.