Euro 2016: Ballymena man breaks his leg doing the bouncy

Joshua Hunter, William Fleming, Nathan Gilmore, Jordan Millar, Craig Lutton and Jonathan Hill  at the Place Bellecour.
Joshua Hunter, William Fleming, Nathan Gilmore, Jordan Millar, Craig Lutton and Jonathan Hill at the Place Bellecour.

A Northern Ireland fan from Ballymena has shown that doing the bouncy too vigorously can be harmful to your health.

Jordan Millar broke his leg in Nice before Northern Ireland’s game but unfortunately that is just the tip of the iceberg for what could be the GAWA’s most unluckiest fan.

Since arriving in France, the 20-year-old Geography student has been electrocuted, injured and locked out of Northern Ireland’s match with Ukraine.

Jordan was doing the bouncy in Nice when he slipped on some water or beer, he told Belfast Live:

He said: “I’d had a few drinks and somebody had spilled beer or water so I managed to slip on that, caught my ankle and went down.

“I knew straight away there was something badly wrong.”Next thing I’ve paramedics round me and a PSNI interpreter.”

A once in a life time trip got off to a shocking start after he was electrocuted plugging in his phone charge.

He said: “Since I got here it’s just been one thing after another. We landed out on Saturday afternoon and got into our apartment. It was above a police station.

“First thing I did was try to charge my phone and the next thing I knew I went flying across the room. The socket was dodgy. That was the start of the bad luck.

“I was badly shaken and after about an hour I thought I’m okay, I’ll go out for a few drinks.”

You’d think Jordan had all the bad luck he could handle, but due to a late taxi he almost missed Northern Ireland’s crucial game against Ukraine.

He added: “The taxi was booked for five minutes but after 20, 30, 45 minutes there was no sign.

“Finally we got one but by the time I got there my mate’s sister, who had our tickets, was already through security and they wouldn’t let her back out to give us the tickets.

“So we’re stranded outside with no tickets. Eventually the stewards agreed to pass them through but it was taking me that long to get around the ground I told my mate to go on ahead.

“I was trying to get round that quickly I fell over and I thought that was the day finished.

“With about 10 minutes to go I was getting really desperate. A guy was offering tickets for 55 euros outside and I thought that will do rightly but as I paid him the French police came over.

“I thought that was me. Incredibly one of the police officers took the money and the tickets, looked at me, and handed me one over saying I wasn’t in the wrong. That was the first bit of good luck I’ve had.

“I finally got in on the 37th minute.”

He added: “My mum and dad told have both told me to come home but I said I’m staying.

“I’m just hoping it doesn’t get any worse.

“The win made it all worthwhile. I was standing in the stadium waving my crutches about going bonkers. If I can laugh about it everyone else can.

“I’ve hopefully had my run of bad luck for this tournament and a lifetime.”

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