Republic Of Ireland Players Singing 'Ooh Ah Up ...
The FAI and Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw said they \"apologise from the bottom of our hearts\" after a video appeared on social media showing players singing the song in support of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army (IRA).
Republic of Ireland players singing 'Ooh ah up ...
The FAI and Republic of Ireland manager Vera Pauw said they "apologise from the bottom of our hearts" after a video appeared on social media showing players singing the song in support of the paramilitary Irish Republican Army (IRA).
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and national team manager Vera Pauw apologised on Wednesday for players singing a song referencing the IRA after they beat Scotland 1-0 and qualified for the women's World Cup finals for the first time.
The Football Association of Ireland, manager Vera Pauw and players Chloe Mustaki and Áine O'Gorman apologised for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team's singing of the song in the dressing room following their play-off win over Scotland in Glasgow on 11 October 2022 to qualify for the 2023 World Cup. Former international players Kevin Kilbane and James McClean defended the women's team. McClean had previously played the song for his West Brom teammates. Despite the apology the song reached the top of the iTunes chart in Ireland that week.
Video footage emerged online of the players appearing to sing a pro-IRA song in the Hampden Park dressing room while they celebrated their 1-0 win over Scotland. The players could be heard in the video footage singing "Ooh ah, up the 'RA".
Families of Birmingham pub bombings victims have slammed members of the Republic of Ireland women's team for singing 'a pro-IRA song' - including footballers who play for Blues. The club has now issued a statement saying it has spoken to the unnamed players who have 'expressed regret' at their actions.
Republic of Ireland players celebrate following victory over Scotland at Hampden Park. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PAThe evolution of contemporary rhetoric, terminology, and discourse is driven by youth culture. But in Ireland, we have a situation where younger people are reclaiming and reinventing republican sloganeering and are then admonished by many within older generations, which is a weird exercise in political correctness in reverse. 041b061a72