PHOTO: Hull City players play excellent prank on recent outcast Paul McShane

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Hull City defender Paul McShane is not, I repeat not, 37-years-old.

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It's been an interesting season for Paul McShane. The Republic of Ireland international found himself out of the Hull first-team from November for an undisclosed reason. After he repeatedly retweeted fan comments discussing his forced exclusion from the side Steve Bruce made it clear he would not stand for it, the Hull boss stating:

"I heard all this nonsense about what’s on Twitter and the rest of it but it’s quite straightforward: Paul knows exactly why he’s training with the Under-21 squad at the moment.

“He’s been quite quick to reveal that he is in there and I hope he comes out and tells the reason why. If he apologises to myself and to the squad then he will come back into the fold. It’s entirely up to Paul.”

It would seem as though McShane has made that apology, as he was reintegrated into the Hull first-team recently. He started the recent FA Cup tie with Arsenal - playing well at right-back in a tough fixture.

But the game was more memorable for the comments of BBC presenter Jonathan Pearce, who repeatedly insisted that McShane was about to celebrate his 36th birthday.

McShane, whose birthday was on the 6th January, was in fact due to turn 29.

It seems that the atmosphere in the Hull camp toward McShane has certainly changed and they have light-heartedly poked some fun at the 'veteran', as shared on Twitter by the player himself ...

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