VIDEO: Middlesbrough's Andre Bikey picks up ref after final whistle

We've all got carried away by the jubilation of victory at some point, but Middlesbrough defender Andre Bikey may have taken it a step too far.

At the sound of the final whistle in Tuesday night's home victory over Leeds, the burly ex-Burnley player gave referee Keith Stroud a huge bear hug, lifting him off the ground.

The official seemed to take it in the spirit in which it was intended and the pair shook hands after their unexpected embrace, with Stuart Parnaby joining the menage-a-trois.

It is understood Neil Warnock declined to join the affectionate get-together.