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Cheeky trip during Mansfield Town’s draw with Luton Town puts the spotlight on former Norwich City goalkeeper Jake Kean

PUBLISHED: 15:51 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:51 19 April 2017

Former Norwich City keeper Jake Kean is currently on loan at Mansfield Town. Picture: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Former Norwich City keeper Jake Kean is currently on loan at Mansfield Town. Picture: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

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He may not have made an impact at Norwich City but goalkeeper Jake Kean has been giving plenty of football fans a good laugh this week.

Jake Kean, right, alongside Declan Rudd, centre, and John Ruddy during Norwich City's open training session at Carrow Road during the summer of 2015. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.Jake Kean, right, alongside Declan Rudd, centre, and John Ruddy during Norwich City's open training session at Carrow Road during the summer of 2015. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The 26-year-old is currently chasing a place in the League Two play-offs with Mansfield Town but let his frustrations get the better of him after conceding from the penalty spot during a 1-1 draw with Luton on Monday.

Hatters striker Danny Hylton chipped a cheeky penalty past Kean in the 51st minute to equalise for the visitors but came a bit too close for comfort during his celebrations.

As he ran to pick the ball out of the net to restart the game quickly the former Canaries keeper couldn’t resist tripping Hylton up as his frustration get the better of him.

Kean was booked for his actions but videos of his childish reaction have been getting a lot of love on social media ever since.

Former City boss Alex Neil brought Kean in to cover for John Ruddy and Declan Rudd in the summer of 2015 after he was released by Blackburn Rovers.

The closest Kean came to a first-team appearance was as an unused substitute in a League Cup game early in the season, having to make do with seven appearances for the under-21s.

Spells in League One with Colchester United and Swindon Town followed, before being released after Premier League relegation last year and signing for Wednesday.

The keeper has not yet played for the Owls either but joined Mansfield on loan in January and has now made 18 appearances for the Stags.

Press play on the video above to see Kean’s comedy moment.

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