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Irish supporters' group You Boys in Green come to the aid of mugged Austrian fans

Members of YBIG.ie have collected funds for two men who were robbed in Dublin yesterday.

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TWO AUSTRIAN FANS who were robbed of their money and match tickets for tonight’s international against Ireland have been helped out by supporters’ group You Boys in Green.

The men were mugged near the Guinness Storehouse on St James’ Street yesterday and contacted the Austrian fans’ embassy about the incident.

The information was subsequently shared around social media sites and after being posted on prominent forum YBIG.ie, one of the commenters suggested they make donations to reimburse the unlucky fans.

“One of the lads who was the victim of something similar while away supporting Ireland thought it would be a good idea to have a whiparound,” Liam Murray of YBIG told TheScore this afternoon.

A sum of around €500 has been raised so far while the FAI have agreed to replace their tickets for the World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Austria at Lansdowne Road.

As well as that, the fans have explained that any money they receive on top of the amount they lost will go to two charities which YBIG work alongside – Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Share.

“We’ve also been contacted by a number of companies who are keen to help out. Boylesports said they will donate €500 and Guinness have offered a free visit to the Storehouse,” Murray added.

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