Wednesday 7 December 2016

Keane coverage disrepects SPL

Published 06/02/2010 | 05:00

Daniel McDonnell's report on Robbie Keane's debut for Celtic against Kilmarnock (Irish Independent, February 3) echoed so much of the Irish coverage of this unique event: condescending, disrespectful and verging on the sneering.

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Your correspondent was far from alone in that regard. One other report I read compared the Scottish League to the Wacky Races.

Accepting that the SPL will never boast the resources or glamour of its English counterpart, I ask this: have the good people of Ireland become connoisseurs of top-quality football through watching games themselves? Beyond the Premiership on telly, that is.

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