Saturday 20 January 2018

Keane coverage disrepects SPL

Daniel McDonnell's report on Robbie Keane's debut for Celtic against Kilmarnock (Irish Independent, February 3) echoed so much of the Irish coverage of this unique event: condescending, disrespectful and verging on the sneering.

Your correspondent was far from alone in that regard. One other report I read compared the Scottish League to the Wacky Races.

Accepting that the SPL will never boast the resources or glamour of its English counterpart, I ask this: have the good people of Ireland become connoisseurs of top-quality football through watching games themselves? Beyond the Premiership on telly, that is.

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