KILDARE STUDENT EAMON KEEGAN expects a bit of a tongue-lashing when he gets home from Euro 2012 — but the consequences could be a lot more serious for one of the topless Croatian fans he was photographed with.
Keegan became the most infamous member of Trap’s Army after a photo of him getting up close and personal (NSFW) with a Croatian fan in the Poznan stands spread across the internet yesterday.
And while the Sallins youngster joked about “that awkward moment” when his mother had discovered the photo, he might be getting off lightly with a crack of the wooden spoon when he returns home.
Croatian newspaper Vecernji List reports that Jelena Miksa, a Croatian civil servant, was one of the two jubilant fans in the now-famous photo.
But the culture ministry, where Miksa works as a clerk, was not amused and said the young woman could be sanctioned for breaking the code of conduct of public employees.
“We have to react as a public sector employee should behave in line with the code,” ministry spokeswoman Natasa Petrinjak told AFP.
She said an ethical committee would discuss the issue later Wednesday or on Thursday to decide on what action to take.
Jelena and her cousin Viktorija from the northern town of Krapina travelled to Poland to support Croatia in Sunday’s opening Group C game which Croatia won 3-1.
“I don’t regret anything … For me the only important thing is how my squad played. Let’s go on to win,” Miksa said afterwards.
The local branch of the Helsinki Committee for human rights condemned the launching of a disciplinary procedure against Miksa as an “attack on her privacy.”
– Additional reporting AFP