Picture: Robbie Keane brought cousin Morrissey along to the Aviva this evening 5 years ago

Picture: Robbie Keane brought cousin Morrissey along to the Aviva this evening

Robbie Keane won’t be playing at the Aviva Stadium this evening but he’ll be watching the game in interesting company having brought along a famous cousin of his as a guest.

The revelation that Morrissey is in fact Robbie’s cousin is undoubtedly our favourite football story of the year so far and the pair must have really hit it off after their last meeting in LA as Keane brought the former frontman of The Smiths along to take in the Austria game this evening.

Pic via Twitter/FAIreland

Unfortunately, Morrissey won’t get to see Robbie “pacing like a lion, and as weightless as an astronaut” as he described him in his own words, but at least if he’s going out tonight he won’t have to worry about not having a stitch to wear because Robbie gave him a jersey as a memento for the evening.

Let's hope Morrissey proves to be a good omen, but if not, there will be no one better to write a musical lament about what would be a devastating defeat.