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Dublin: 14°C Saturday 31 October 2020

'Sepp Blatta, he paid for your ground' - English fans on a good-natured wind-up at Lansdowne

Beats the old chants about the IRA.

THERE WASN’T MUCH to shout about on the pitch this afternoon, so Ireland and England fans had to occupy themselves.

And after a week in which Irish football’s finances made headlines around the world, some reference to Fifa was expected from the away fans.

First we had this claim that Mr Blatter built us the Aviva Stadium.

And then there was the references to Thierry Henry:

You win this round, Barmy Army.

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