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Jake Livermore Breaks Expensive Camera Celebrating Hull Goal, Pays Back Owner

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21:  Jake Livermore of Hull City shoots celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Hull City at The Hawthorns on December 21, 2013 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterDecember 21, 2013

Jake Livermore's celebration after scoring the opening goal for Hull in their Premier League match with Cardiff was a pretty angry one, and he ended up kicking a camera positioned behind the goal.

The photographer, Richard Heathcote, was less than happy, unsurprisingly, calling out the player on Twitter about it after the match in the hope of some compensation.

Fortunately, however, we live in the age of social media—and Livermore got in touch with Heathcote to confirm not only that he'd make the necessary arrangements to have the camera fixed, but he'd also make a donation for the same amount to a charitable cause.

The camera is worth £6k according to Heathcote on his Twitter feed, so it might prove an expensive goal for Livermore:

Dear @29_JL where do you want me to send the repair bill ?

— Richard Heathcote (@rheathcote) December 21, 2013

Just incase @29_JL @hullcityteam your not sure the ball is the yellow thing.... not the £6k camera (photo al walter)

— Richard Heathcote (@rheathcote) December 21, 2013

@rheathcote apologies mate will sort camera no problem, and donate same amount to #celebrationneedswork 📷 #sorry

— Jake Livermore (@29_JL) December 21, 2013

To make matters worse for Hull, they were ultimately held to a draw when Matej Vydra bagged a late equaliser for the home side.

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