Scotland striker Johnny Russell has been immortalised with a hilarious new goal GIF at MLS outfit Sporting Kansas City.

The front man scored a stunning free-kick for his side against Real Salt Lake last week.

Yet while his strike from the edge of the box was a thing of beauty, the GIF created by Russell and the club's media team was something else entirely.

In the vein of Jack Nicholson's performance in The Shining, Russell smashes in a door and peers through the hole with a horrifying expression on his face.

After the clip was used, it was liked more than 3,100 times and shared hundreds more.

And plenty of footie fans loved the GIF.

One laughed: "This is absolutely amazing."

Another said: "Brilliant."

One wrote: "Using this GIF for everything from now on."

A fourth joked: "Absolute soccer patter."

The video was made even more hilarious when the club revealed it was Russell's own idea to star in the horror remake.

Fans of the MLS club will no doubt get used to seeing the GIF this season as the former Dundee United man has already notched 8 goals in 19 games this term.