Saturday 24 June 2017

The trumpet returned to the Aviva Stadium tonight... and fans weren't happy

The Aviva Stadium brass band. (Picture credit: Cathal McMahon)
The Aviva Stadium brass band. (Picture credit: Cathal McMahon)
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Until Seamus Coleman's horrendous injury, the Aviva Stadium brass band was probably the biggest talking point from Ireland's clash with Wales.

The loud trumpeting throughout last Friday's World Cup qualifier got a pretty negative reaction from fans, but the musicians returned undeterred for tonight's friendly against Iceland.

And whereas last week, fans generally chanted along to the sound of music, the trumpet received a more hostile reaction this evening, with supporters booing the band as they walked around the pitch.

Unfortunately for those in attendance, the incident proved to be one of the more memorable in the first half, with Iceland taking a 1-0 lead in at the break after a free kick by Hörður Björgvin Magnússon.

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