Saturday 24 March 2018

'Ireland is unified' - French sports mag L'Equipe dedicates two-page spread to our fans

Ireland fans North and South have been hailed in L'Equipe
Ireland fans North and South have been hailed in L'Equipe
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

IRISH fans are being praised by the French public again today for their behaviour at Euro 2016.

The French sports daily newspaper L'Équipe has today run a two page spread highlighting the role Republic and Northern Ireland fans have played in France.

The story says "for atmosphere, Ireland is unified" under a picture of Northern Ireland fans celebrating their qualification to the last 16 of the competition.

"Supporters of the Republic and Northern Ireland are disputing the title of public affection at Euro 2016 with their good humour," says the paper.

"The entire population of France has been captivated by the humour, partying and trouble free behaviour of both sets of supporters."

Republic of Ireland fans have been partying in Lille overnight as their side prepares to face Italy tonight.

They have been praised by local politicians, authorities and Gardaí for their behaviour.

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