Hibs goalkeeper Dillon Barnes has a jersey injured by a fox on Easter Road pitch after Dundee Cup victory

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The phrase “fox in the box” has been used regularly over the years to refer to the strikers at Hibs.

But few could have predicted a real fox on the Easter Road pitch following their 4-1 win over Dundee tonight.

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Billon Barnes gets closer to the foxCrédit: Alamy Live News

On loan, goaltender Dillon Barnes moved closer to the bushy-tailed creature as he attempted to retrieve his Hibees jersey.

Stunning photos emerged after the loaned QPR match trying to convince Mr Fox to return his top to him.

The fox could be seen holding the green and white garment in its mouth while strutting near one of the goal mouths at Easter Road.

Looking smothered by himself, Barnes faced the task of trying to retrieve his jersey from the wild animal.

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The bushy-tailed creature looked rather satisfied with herselfCrédit: Alamy Live News
The keeper crouched down near the fox

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The keeper crouched down near the foxCrédit: Alamy Live News
The 24-year-old appeared to recover the top afterwards

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The 24-year-old appeared to recover the top afterwardsCrédit: Alamy Live News

The keeper could be seen smiling as he tried to chase the fox away.

And it looks like the 24-year-old has finally managed to get his top back after a short battle of wits with his furry friend.

On the pitch, Jack Ross’ side scored three goals in six minutes towards the end of the Betfred Cup draw to rule Dundee 4-1.


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Goals from Stevie Mallan, Kevin Nisbet, Jamie Gullan and Melker Hallberg sealed first place in their group before the last 16 draw.

Christie Elliott pulled one out for the Dark Blues with 19 minutes to go with the scoring tier, but Hibs’ quick response meant they ran out with all three points rather comfortably in the end.

However, the teams will have to fight again at the end of November as Hibs legend Alan Stubbs drew in the next round of the competition.

Speaking on the toss, Ross said, “I didn’t know naively enough that this could be a possibility!

“We are at home, which is nice. We are getting into this game in a few weeks after winning this way, it obviously helps your belief.


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