Friday 23 February 2018

Off the ball

• I refer to your recent article quoting James McClean and his reasons for choosing to play for the Republic of Ireland football team, having played for Northern Ireland football teams at underage and under-21 levels.

I'm not sure if James has ever been to a Northern Ireland game; but the "songs and chants" that he refers to paint a very different picture to the Northern Ireland matches that I attend, and he is being grossly unfair to make such suggestions.

As Northern Ireland fans, we understand the situation whereby players from Northern Ireland can choose which Ireland to play for, and we respect that situation.

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