Controversy erupts after Cork warm up on pitch during Women's FAI Cup final penalty shootout
There was controversy even before kick off in today's FAI Cup final between Dundalk and Cork City.
The Women's Final between Wexford Youths and Shelbourne went to penalties - with Wexford subsequently winning - and the Cork City players occupied the opposite goal while the spot kicks were being taken.
This prompted plenty of outrage on Twitter, with many users claiming that the Rebels showed disrespect towards their female counterparts while other called on the FAI to ensure it does not happen again.
Teams had less time and space to warm-up on the pitch before FAI cup final due to scheduling. That should never be allowed occur again.— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) November 8, 2015
Penalties for the women's FAI Cup final at one end, as warm up for men's FAI Cup final takes placw at the other pic.twitter.com/27qxQXd6Fs— Mark McCadden (@markmccadden) November 8, 2015
Am I asking too much for the women's teams to come out and do a warm down if this goes to penalties? #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld— Aaron Henry (@aaronhenry5) November 8, 2015
Typical fai 3.30 kick off in fai cup final and the women's game is still on gone to penalties. They won't leave pitch til at least 2.55— aidan herlihy (@gaffer1888) November 8, 2015