Saturday 1 October 2016

Watch: 'We Can-Can win the Euros' - Irish fans paint red-light district green

Cathal McMahon

Published 12/06/2016 | 12:08

Scenes at Paris' famous Moulin Rouge district. Photo: Mark McConville
Scenes at Paris' famous Moulin Rouge district. Photo: Mark McConville

This is the moment a group of Irish fans decided to try the Can-Can outside one of Paris' most famous icons - the Moulin Rouge.

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Put off by the €190 price tag for a ticket Donegal lads Lee Gallen, Darren O'Leary and Jamie Doherty joined Sandra Martin, from Dublin, Caroline Ginty, from Longford, and Joanne Duffy, also from Donegal, for a dance outside the famous theatre.

Made famous recently by the Baz Luhrman movie of the same name the Moulin Rouge is now a natural magnet for tourists visiting Paris.

But fans were more interested in the three nearby Irish bars last night.

Our exclusive video shows Irish fans singing, dancing and having one massive party in an area that was once Paris' red-light district.

And while English fans clashed with Russian fans in Marseilles and fights erupted between Northern Irish and Polish in Nice there was only 'peace and love' between the Irish and Swedish in Montmartre.

Sofia, from Sweden said: 'We have met some of you guys, you guys are amazing. We are so excited to meet you on Monday, but you know we are going to f**k you over so don't be excited too long..

She explained: "You may have Guinness, but we do have Zlatan [Ibrahimović],"

Not to be outdone the Irish fans responded later with "You're s**t but your girls are fit".

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