Video: Irish fans show class again by applauding French as world mourns loss of Boys In Green
Beaten but never unbowed. Ireland fans have just witnessed one of our most heartbreaking defeats but, as has been the case for the whole tournament, the travelling support have shown their class again in Lyon.
While France celebrated wildly following their 2-1 win over the Irish, The Green Army took time to congratulate their French counterparts in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
While French fans are, of course, delighted that their team are through to the last eight, they still took time to hail the Ireland fans after their win.
Ireland fans shake hands with France fans at full-time today. This is why we'll miss them. Great sports pic.twitter.com/QO2WnYdPKB— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) June 26, 2016
Brave effort from Ireland. Magnificent in first half. As usual, their fans have brought great credit on the country, too— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) June 26, 2016
Ireland & their magnificent fans go home with heads held proudly high after a cracking game.France 2nd half showed why they're favourites.— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) June 26, 2016
Reasons why the Republic of Ireland fans are some of the best in the world. The euros may miss this https://t.co/vDfDAIWjaT— Tony Theaker (@tonytheaker) June 26, 2016
Now THAT is how to behave. Ireland once again showing they have the best fans in the world https://t.co/yj7jbnxkJ5— Danica Haslop (@danica_haslop) June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
LES IRLANDAIS PLEASE RESTEZ EN FRANCE PLEASE STAY— zib (@zibdelpop) June 26, 2016
les supporters irlandais c d oufs srx— a-z (@ntmariana69) June 26, 2016
Merci les irlandais, vous nous avez donné une belle leçon de football. Restez, je vous prête mon pays pour que vous continuiez de chanter !— Tristan. (@TristThuillier) June 26, 2016