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Viral Video of the Day: Kevin Kilbane Channels Vanilla Ice at Euro 2012

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterJune 13, 2012

Vanilla Ice: Check. Irish footballer: Check.

YouTube documentation: Oh, thank heavens.

Today's B/R Viral Video of the Day involves an Irish footballer, Irish fans, Euro 2012, Vanilla Ice and a karaoke machine.

Trust me, it's all that you hoped it could be.

In the video above, we have former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane rapping Vanilla Ice's 1990 magnum opus "Ice Ice Baby" in front of a group or Ireland fans in Gdansk.

This video serves as a great example as to why Irish fans are so much fun to have around at major tournaments like this.

Now, if you've never wondered what "Ice Ice Baby" would sound like with an Irish accent, there's really only one thing to say: Why in the world not? It's brilliant.

And Kilbane, in all fairness, is actually pretty good. Now 35 and out of the spotlight—playing most recently in the English Championship for Derby County on loan—he clearly still knows how to have a good time.

The Irish lost their opening match at Euro 2012, allowing three soft goals in a 3-1 loss to Croatia. That means their next match—against defending European and World Cup champions Spain—is pretty much their do-or-die moment.

So, with the big match looming, doesn't it make sense for Spain to counter with an early '90s white-boy rap of their own?

The white boy I'm thinking of is Snow and the song is "Informer." And since David Villa is injured, I say he should do the honors.


(h/t 101 Great Goals via @ConorMcNamaraIE)

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