Monday 19 March 2018

Black armbands

• What is the FAI thinking about? Black armbands for the game against Italy in Euro 2012! Loughinisland was just one of many atrocities on both sides of the divide in Northern Ireland, over a period of more than 30 years. It is far from unique in the context of the "Troubles".

It seems UEFA agreed after an approach by the FAI on behalf of the families.

John Delaney said: "It was more that the Irish team recognised this particular one as important given the significance of the date and the team we're playing."

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