The bookmaker is covering the exterior of its Baggot St outlet with bubble wrap in hope of avoiding any damage from “violent yobs and hooligans who may infiltrate the Three Lions’ well-meaning travelling support”.
“It’s not that I’m anti-English,” said a spokesman.
“Some of my best friends are English. But you can’t deny they have sent us some bad eggs over time. Cromwell, for example. He would have smashed up The Aviva if it was around in the 1600s.
“Us Irish wage war in a more subtle way. We just pillage their players and send them Louis Walsh.”