A HILARIOUS video showing the “lowlights” from yesterday’s turgid Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibs has gone viral on social media.
The two sides played out a dull 0-0 stalemate at Hearts’ Tynecastle Stadium and now a video showing the most inept play is providing more entertainment than the game itself.
In the one minute clip, sarcastically dubbed the “height of Scottish football”, players from both sides are seen slipping over, missing easy headers and wasting clear-cut chances.
In one of the video’s funniest segments, three Hearts defenders can be seen running to prevent a Hibs counter-attack, but instead of successfully completing a tackle, all three collide with one another.
In another part of the footage, Hibs right-back David Gray can be seen moving to complete a simple clearance, but instead, slices the ball almost directly upwards, into the air.
And striker James Keatings is seen with just one defender to beat to reach goal in another clip, but panics, and hammers the ball straight at him.
Later, Keatings can be seen pulling another shot away, but this one heads straight for the corner flag.
The video has received 85,000 views since being posted by the Scottish Football Away Fans Facebook page yesterday evening.
The number of viewers is already five times greater than the 16,000 who shivered through the uninspiring encounter.
Some fans were quick to mock the players.
Paul Hameed said: “Every single Edinburgh derby is the same routine: hyped build up; excitement; utterly appalling football. I fell asleep after 25mins.”
Brodie MacDonald wrote: “About the height of Scottish football right there. No surprise the nation hasn’t come close to qualifying for a major tournament in almost 20 years.”
Nathan Hinze joked: “These highlights are so s**** it’s funny.”
But some other fans defended the players, and blamed the state of the pitch, which was visibly worn during the game.
Cammy McManus said: “I’m sure the majority of the worlds population would struggle playing on a tattie field as well.”
Callum Laidlaw joked: “You could do that with any game in football. Especially one on a f****** cow field.”
Whilst Conor Greechan wrote: “The El Clasico wouldn’t be much better on that farm.”
The fifth round Scottish Cup draw between the sides means they will play each other again in a replay on February 22nd.