Irish fans drowning their sorrows

So, “Irish soccer fans are the best fans in the world” — or so we are told endlessly by RTE sports personalities and numerous reporters.

Daily we are told how our Green Brigade are so well behaved. Sure aren’t they only enjoying themselves.

Not long ago Marian Finucane was interviewing some soccer pundit from the FAI on her weekend radio programme and his description of the typical Irish soccer fan was “the Irish soccer fan is the best fan in the world because they get drunk, fall down and get up again”.

Let’s face it, a very large majority of the Irish fans went to Poland for the piss-up.

All these Irish men and women were filmed abroad drunk and singing in a sad attempt to drown their sorrows.

We as a nation, with the help of the FAI, have again earned ourselves the title of The Drunkin’ Irish.

What is so hard to take about Roy Keane’s recent comments is that he’s speaking the truth and the Irish don’t like that.

Peter FitzGerald

Timoleague

Co Cork

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