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On 11/18/2018 at 11:49 AM, GREENISLAND GAWA said:

I see the Sunday Life have an article about the guy with the parachute regiment flag but of course no mention of the lads beaten by the free state ‘fans’.

From that Belfast telegraph / Sunday Life article:

It was marred by poor crowd behaviour, with both national anthems booed and sectarian chanting throughout.

Not an impression I got on the tv coverage nor from reports here by match goers

 

 

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8 minutes ago, The Dowie said:

From that Belfast telegraph / Sunday Life article:

It was marred by poor crowd behaviour, with both national anthems booed and sectarian chanting throughout.

Not an impression I got on the tv coverage nor from reports here by match goers

 

 

Was just about to post about this. Full text below from everyone's favourite drunken train passenger reporter, Ciaran Barnes. Doug Beattie's quotes (nor his tweets on the night) don't even mention sectarianism!

 

The fan branded an idiot after being caught waving a Parachute Regiment flag before Northern Ireland's match against the Republic is a convicted football thug.

Postman Paul Harding (41) was pictured with the banner at a roadside service station on the way to Thursday night's goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The Royal Mail worker's behaviour has been condemned as provocative by nationalists as inquests into the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre, when 11 civilians were killed by the Parachute Regiment, opened last week.

Hooligan Harding has previous form for appalling behaviour at football matches and in 2005 was given a suspended jail sentence for rioting at a Glentoran v Linfield game.

Magistrate Desmond Perry compared his behaviour during clashes at the Oval to that of a "wild animal".

Harding, whose postal round covers the Sydenham area of east Belfast, was convicted after being photographed by Sunday Life running onto the pitch.

On Thursday he was among thousands of fans who crossed the border to attend the friendly match.

It was marred by poor crowd behaviour, with both national anthems booed and sectarian chanting throughout.

Politicians on both sides of the border condemned as "idiots" the small sections of supporters who were involved.

Harding was on a mini-coach of Northern Ireland fans that travelled from east Belfast to the match.

He was seen getting off the vehicle at a roadside service station and waving a purple Parachute Regiment flag at Republic supporters.

The Army unit was responsible for shooting dead 14 innocent civilians in Derry on Bloody Sunday in 1972.

Another video posted online shows a Republic fan attach a tricolour to the back of a Northern Ireland supporters coach that had stopped at another service station.

Tanaiste Simon Coveney condemned the behaviour of some fans at the game.

He said: "Embarrassed that a small number of fans booed the national anthem of Northern Ireland tonight at the Aviva. Competitive friendly, but Northern Ireland were our guests tonight in Dublin."

Gardai said there were a small number of clashes at the game, but no arrests were made.

Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie also hit out at the booing of the national anthems and sectarian chanting.

He added: "I think it is pretty simple - we should all show respect to a nation's national anthem.

"Each national anthem needs to be shown respect on sporting occasions like this and ordinarily it normally would.

"But I think this was not right to be honest."

cbarnes@sundaylife.co.uk

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Just read a lad from the Republic has been found dead in Copenhagen who was over for the match.   very sad news indeed-i don't know the background of the death but I do often worry about the state people get themselves into on away trips. 

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2 hours ago, hughes18 said:

The fan branded an idiot after being caught waving a Parachute Regiment flag before Northern Ireland's match against the Republic is a convicted football thug.

Postman Paul Harding (41) was pictured with the banner at a roadside service station on the way to Thursday night's goalless draw at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Hooligan Harding has previous form for appalling behaviour at football matches and in 2005 was given a suspended jail sentence for rioting at a Glentoran v Linfield game.

Magistrate Desmond Perry compared his behaviour during clashes at the Oval to that of a "wild animal".

Harding, whose postal round covers the Sydenham area of east Belfast, was convicted after being photographed by Sunday Life running onto the pitch.

Harding was on a mini-coach of Northern Ireland fans that travelled from east Belfast to the match.

He was seen getting off the vehicle at a roadside service station and waving a purple Parachute Regiment flag at Republic supporters.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't everyone with a ticket have to provide name and ID? 

If so, why wasn't this person banned by the IFA from getting tickets, seeing as he's a "convicted football hooligan" etc?

And will he be banned in future? 

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57 minutes ago, EalingGreen said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't everyone with a ticket have to provide name and ID? 

If so, why wasn't this person banned by the IFA from getting tickets, seeing as he's a "convicted football hooligan" etc?

And will he be banned in future? 

Perhaps the IFA will release their long awaited flag and sing song document soon, very soon. 

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Anybody get train and end up getting an earlier train home ?

Grumpy auld b@stard on platform insisted the 4 of us paid €15 extra to get on a 3/4 full train because we were travelling 2hrs early. 

He looked delighted. Wish we had beat them so we could’ve rubbed his nose in it a bit. Dirty scruffy auld jobsworth  

Wouldve spent more waiting the 2hrs but no need for that. 

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1 hour ago, RaveDave said:

A nice wee rendition tonight from their fans of "Grace" and they think that an all island team is somehow viable.

I'm assuming they're not all big Jeff Buckley fans, but don't have a bucking clue what you might be referring to. 

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9 minutes ago, P.McCarroll said:

I'm assuming they're not all big Jeff Buckley fans, but don't have a bucking clue what you might be referring to. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Gifford

She was (amongst other things) an artist.

I think her hairstyle qualified as an early example of an "installation":

330px-Grace_Gifford_by_William_Orpen.jpg

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On 11/19/2018 at 4:32 PM, The Dowie said:

From that Belfast telegraph / Sunday Life article:

It was marred by poor crowd behaviour, with both national anthems booed and sectarian chanting throughout.

Not an impression I got on the tv coverage nor from reports here by match goers

 

 

Lie repeated again today in a follow-up story about the flag-waver. Angry email sent.

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1 hour ago, hughes18 said:

Lie repeated again today in a follow-up story about the flag-waver. Angry email sent.

In the BT again? I'm going to email also, it's a joke this and these sort of fake stories just then get repeated. I'm going to copy IFA they should be asking for a retraction

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I have little sympathy for the fool with the flag for being publicly shamed, but IMO he was doing something really stupid, but was it illegal? Should he have lost his job? 

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37 minutes ago, Jack Russell said:

I have little sympathy for the fool with the flag for being publicly shamed, but IMO he was doing something really stupid, but was it illegal? Should he have lost his job? 

Did he lose his job? I'll not be shedding any tears tbh, but I guess there's room for debate about losing a job over it.

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46 minutes ago, Jack Russell said:

I have little sympathy for the fool with the flag for being publicly shamed, but IMO he was doing something really stupid, but was it illegal? Should he have lost his job? 

I have no view on whether he should have lost his job (did he definitely lose it, btw?).

But he should never be allowed to buy an NI match ticket again - the rest of us really don't need assholes like him who are always liable to cause trouble where it doesn't need to exist.

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