ALERT: FAI hits Peak Eejitry
Once we heard suggestions that Ireland could be the 33rd of 32 qualifiers, or of legal action, we should have acted. We didn't and look what followed
Published 07/06/2015 | 02:30
Time was when FAI officials had nicknames like Big Dinners and Little Dinners, but last week, they laid on a banquet.
A caller to Liveline remembered Sepp Batter laughing at us like we were a third-rate country. Which had many listeners shouting at the radio that that is an outrageous slander, when we have done so much to demonstrate that we are, in fact, a second-rate country.
In truth, the moment when Blatter laughed at Paddy being the 33rd of the 32 qualifiers for the World Cup, was probably the one moment of principle in that man's long and ludicrous career. He was making a stand that day, against this thing we call 'eejitry'.