Things looked ominous for Kildare long before kick-off in the Leinster Final against Dublin today and now it looks like things have taken an even more sinister turn.
During the first half, RTÉ commentator Daragh Maloney took advantage of a break in play to deliver the official Croke Park attendance to the watching television audience.
So what was the number in question? Have a look for yourselves below.
— James Fenton (@fentonjames16) July 16, 2017
66,666. Yikes. “The mark of the devil,” responded co-commentator Martin Carney which left poor Darragh a bit speechless, to say the least.
People online were quick to offer their theories.
66,666 people in Croke Park. All stewards to end-of-world positions. #DUBvKIL
— Frank McNally (@FrankmcnallyIT) July 16, 2017
66,666 in Croke Park. Proof if proof be needed that Dublin is hell #DUBvKIL
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) July 16, 2017
66,666 at Croke Park to watch The Dubs having a nose bleed????
— Anaglogs Daughter (@AnaglogsDaughtr) July 16, 2017
Spooky or wha’?