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Elgin fan "mortified" over Ibrox dance display – VIDEO

Elgin fan red-faced despite rave reviews for dancing in front of Blue Noses at Ibrox

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UPDATED:

09:58 GMT, 6 December 2012

The happiest football fan in Britain admitted she was 'mortified' after becoming an internet sensation for her dancing display at Ibrox.

Jenny Bird, 36, was in Glasgow to watch Elgin face Rangers in the Scottish Cup and was captured on camera as she boogied in the away end during her side' 3-0 defeat.

Jenny appeared on YouTube and the clip generated 100,000 views in the first 24 hours.

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Rave on: Jenny Bird became an internet hit after dancing at Ibrox

Rave on: Jenny Bird became an internet hit after dancing at Ibrox

But the volunteer sports coach from Nairn told the Daily Record: 'I'm mortified. I've given myself a red neck but, hey, life's too serious anyway.

'It wasn't planned. I just got carried away with the music. It was just a bit of fun with the moves I use when I'm warming up for boxing and exercise.

'It's something that's happened and now I've just got to get on with it. There was no harm in it and if it has made people happy, then that's good.'

Jenny, who supports Highland League side Nairn, travelled down on the bus to watch her friend Stuart Leslie play for Elgin.

And she denied going straight to the match after a big night out on the town.

She added: 'I hardly ever drink, except maybe one at my birthday and at Christmas.'

Jenny's dad is ex-Jedburgh player and racehorse owner Charlie Bird and her brother-in-law Derek Paterson played rugby for Scotland.

London 2012 Paralympics: David Weir wins second gold in 1500m

Weir on course for awesome foursome after racing to second gold of Games in 1500m

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UPDATED:

21:24 GMT, 4 September 2012

David Weir brought the house down by completing part two of a possible Paralympic quadruple with another glorious gold at the Olympic Stadium.

The wheelchair racer could not have got his tactics more right as he showed no signs of tiredness from his 5,000 metres triumph two days earlier to successfully defend his T54 1500m title.

The 33-year-old was content to tuck in just off the lead for most of the race before hitting the front with around 300m to go and then holding off his rivals down the home straight to deafening cheers.

Moment of glory: Britain's David Weir celebrates after winning the men's 1500m final T54

Moment of glory: Britain's David Weir celebrates after winning the men's 1500m final T54

Last push: Weir (second right) leads as he heads for the finishing line at the Olympics Stadium

Last push: Weir (second right) leads as he heads for the finishing line at the Olympics Stadium

He crossed the line in three minutes 12.09 seconds, producing a 44.84-second last lap to finish 0.23secs ahead of Thailand's Prawat Wahoram.

Weir's success made it six gold medals for Great Britain's athletes on just the fifth day of competition.

Fresh as a daisy: Weir showed no signs of tiredness from his 5,000 metres triumph two days earlier

Fresh as a daisy: Weir showed no signs of tiredness from his 5,000 metres triumph two days earlier

Weir told Channel 4: 'I'm very proud. A shock really because the field in the 1500 this year's been so strong and I've only won a couple of races so coming in this race I was probably only fourth fastest on paper.

'But the training I'd done I knew I had lots of top speed and on the warm-up track was I even quicker on the top speed which was probably because I wasn't so nervous tonight.

'The plan was – by me and Jenny (Archer, coach) – was to hopefully win on the first night and I did, so you get more relaxed. Once you've got one under your belt you start to relax and do your talking on the track really.'

Weir has been training with pro cyclists at Richmond Park and he said: 'The guys have been a massive help. They have taken me up to another level I didn't think I had.

Flying start: Weir made it six gold medals for Great Britain's athletes on just the fifth day of competition

Flying start: Weir made it six gold medals for Great Britain's athletes on just the fifth day of competition

'Jenny put the (training) plan together. She said we were going to start on the road because I can get more intensity on the road and it's paying off because my speed is far better than everyone else's.

'My mum's here. My dad's here. He's never seen me race in a big stadium before so it's nice to have him here. My friends are over in the corner and there's the big 'Weir Army' flag -it's amazing.'

Asked about his British team-mates celebrating with werewolf howls, Weir said: 'There's a tune on the internet about a werewolf and London and they've adopted it to me. I listened to it earlier and it's pretty good.'

Weir won the athletics team's only two gold medals four years ago in Beijing and he faces a gruelling programme in London with the 800m and marathon still to come.

But his performances so far suggest he is relishing the challenge of becoming one of the home heroes of the Games.

London 2012 Olympics: Great Britain 1 New Zealand 0 at Millennium Stadium

Great Britain 1 New Zealand 0: GB girls kick off Olympics in style with Cardiff victory

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UPDATED:

16:53 GMT, 25 July 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games began with a bang for Great Britain as the host nation's women footballers earned a victory over New Zealand at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Arsenal's Steph Houghton notched the decisive goal midway through the second half as her superb strike from a direct free-kick flew past New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon.

The match was the first of six games to be played on Wednesday, with the football competition starting early due to the number of fixtures to be played. The official opening ceremony for the London Games is on Friday evening.

More to follow.

Match-winner: Steph Houghton celebrates scoring the winner with GB team-mate Ifeoma Dieke

Match-winner: Steph Houghton celebrates scoring the winner with GB team-mate Ifeoma Dieke

Heads you lose: Stephanie Houghton (top left) fights for the ball with New Zealand's defence

Heads you lose: Stephanie Houghton (top left) fights for the ball with New Zealand's defence

Back of the net: New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon (centre) fails to stop Stephanie Houghton's free-kick

Back of the net: New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon (centre) fails to stop Stephanie Houghton's free-kick

Over the bar: Amber Hearn of New Zealand shoots at goal at the Millennium Stadium

Over the bar: Amber Hearn of New Zealand shoots at goal at the Millennium Stadium

Hot ticket: Fans enjoy the Olympic atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

Hot ticket: Fans enjoy the Olympic atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

In the stands: FIFA president Sepp Blatter was in town watching the big Olympic kick-off

In the stands: FIFA president Sepp Blatter was in town watching the big Olympic kick-off

Go GB! Fans arrive before the Group E match at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday

Go GB! Fans arrive before the Group E match at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday

Mario Balotelli relief at admitting link to Wayne Rooney"s alleged prostitute

'Troubled' Balotelli relieved after admitting fling with prostitute linked to Rooney

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UPDATED:

10:40 GMT, 5 April 2012

Mario Balotelli says a weight has been lifted from his shoulders following revelations that he had a fling with a prostitute linked to Wayne Rooney.

The Manchester City striker, who has clashed with manager Roberto Mancini recently, admitted that his knowledge of the story had been a heavy burden.

And the 21-year-old is determined to fire City to the title and earn a place in Italy’s side for Euro 2012.

It's good to talk: Mario Balotelli is relieved to have lifted the burden off his shoulders having been troubled by the story

It's good to talk: Mario Balotelli is relieved to have lifted the burden off his shoulders having been troubled by the story

Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola,
pre-empted embarrassing headlines by revealing details of a ‘brief
involvement’ with Jennifer Thompson, who claimed in 2010 that Rooney had
paid her 1,200-a-night for sex while his wife Coleen was five months
pregnant.

In an interview with Gazzetta dello
Sport, he added: ‘I know I must still learn to keep my private life
separate from my profession. It’s not easy, but I have taken this step
to free me from the weight of this story.

‘Recently, I admit, I have been
troubled – because of this story, but not only. My natural parents in
some interviews have been disrespectful to my family.

‘Now that this weight has been lifted,
I am certain that I will find the positive energy to make the best run
for the title with Manchester City, and prepare in the best way for the
European Championship.’

Limelight: Jennifer Thompson achieved notoriety when she was linked to Wayne Rooney

Limelight: Jennifer Thompson achieved notoriety when she was linked to Wayne Rooney

Limelight: Jenny Thompson achieved notoriety when linked to Wayne Rooney

‘Now that this weight has been lifted, I am certain that I will find the positive energy to make the best run for the title with Manchester City, and prepare in the best way for the European Championship.’

The Italian newspaper says that Balotelli told his girlfriend Raffaella Fico and his adopted parents about the imminent story when they came to visit him in Manchester at the weekend.

It has been claimed that Balotelli had a liaison with Thompson in February, two days before scoring against Blackburn and revealing a T-shirt that said ‘Raffaella, I love you’, in Italian.

Soon after he was photographed outside a strip club in Liverpool, but insisted he had done nothing improper and was forgiven by his girlfriend.

Controversy: Balotelli was involved in a spat with team-mates on the pitch last time out

Controversy: Balotelli was involved in a spat with team-mates on the pitch last time out

Fico, a 24-year-old model and reality TV
star, has since spoken about marriage and the couple posed for their
first photo shoot together for an Italian magazine that hit newsstands
last Saturday.

She said in an accompanying interview: ‘Mario is the man that I love. We are busy and very young. But if he asked me to get married, I would accept. I, like him, dream of a family.’

Balotelli’s erratic behaviour has been apparent in recent days. He argued with Mancini in training last week, soon after bizarrely gatecrashing a press conference in Milan to present Andrea Stramaccioni as Inter’s new manager.

But Mancini claims Balotelli's behaviour on and off the pitch is blown out of all proportion.

Gesture: The fling allegedly happened two days before Balotelli revealed this tribute to his girlfriend, Rafaella Fico, pictured above on Wednesday

Gesture: The fling allegedly happened two days before Balotelli revealed this tribute to his girlfriend, Rafaella Fico, pictured above on Wednesday

Gesture: The fling allegedly happened two days before Balotelli revealed this tribute to his girlfriend

He said: 'There are some people who think bad things against other people, like Mario. Every time Mario does something, (it) is like a war.

'There are other people on and off the pitch that do worse than Mario and no-one says anything because maybe they play for an important team or are not like Mario.'

Yet Mancini would much prefer it if the 21-year-old could play and then find a way to keep his private life out the news.

When asked if he tires of asking questions about his fellow Italian, Mancini, speaking at a press conference this morning, said: 'I would like Mario to play, score and finish the other situation.

'It is not maybe your [the media's] fault – it is his fault because if he wants he can play and stay at home. Like this, no people can ask about the other situation.

'I think many people have different behaviour with Mario.'

Balotelli has been linked with a return to Inter or a move to his boyhood idols AC Milan in recent weeks.

He joined City for 24million in August 2010 and has scored 27 goals in 58 appearance, although his off-the-field antics have often overshadowed his talent.