Thursday 8 December 2016

Own goals scored by Blatter and Platini put me in mind of bankers

Published 23/12/2015 | 02:30

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter, who have both received eight-year bans from all football from FIFA over a massive and unusual payment made by Blatter to Platini
Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter, who have both received eight-year bans from all football from FIFA over a massive and unusual payment made by Blatter to Platini

Yesterday morning the McWilliams's kitchen table resembled a mini war room. My son and I spread out a huge map of France before us and tried to figure out Paris to Bordeaux in a camper van. We'd been up in Belfast over the weekend and had tried to coax our Nordie family to come with us on a unique united Ireland family football convoy next June.

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But even they, proper Prods to a man, scoffed at the idea of exposing their kids to what they called the "Crazy Prods" who follow "Norn Irn". After a heated discussion on the difference between reasonable Prods and crazy Prods, the idea was dropped.

So we, the Southerners, are going on our own.

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