Monday 24 September 2018

Defeat? Let's get over it

Seamus Coleman, left, and James McClean after Danish defeat. Photo: Sportsfile
Seamus Coleman, left, and James McClean after Danish defeat. Photo: Sportsfile
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Sir - I felt for the Irish players who woke up last Wednesday morning after such a comprehensive defeat.

The vitriol, the nastiness, the backlash, the keyboard warriors and the so-called experts who saw it coming. How quickly was the gutsy result in Wales forgotten.

Stephen Ward was singled out for particular ire. Ward has been a committed member of the Irish team for a long time. He made a mistake in a football match, in a high-stakes game with 55,000 people watching him. So what? Footballers make mistakes.

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