Was It For This?



Last night.

Dublin 4

An officer from the PSNI liaises with a Garda around the corner from the Aviva Stadium after reports that hardline loyalists would attend the Republic of Ireland Vs Northern international football friendly, which ended in a goalless draw.

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16 thoughts on “Was It For This?

    1. Rugbyfan

      well if you need spotters to help find the villians, all help is appreciated.
      No need for any of that lark at Lansdowne tomorrow.

        1. Rugbyfan

          meant in terms of disruptive fans. What is it about football nowadays that brings out the worst. I went to all the games in 1990s and it was fun, no booing of anthems. goodwill and plastic shamrocks. (jacobs shake a shamrock days).

          1. Zaccone

            Eh, your memory might be a bit faulty here. Ireland vs England in Lansdowne Road in 1995 being one obvious lowlight.

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      It’s a good question. But if they’re there to keep the peace between potentially violent soccer thugs, then well and good. We don’t want another Sean Cox.
      Or maybe down to check in for scoops with their old mate in his new job and digs, hai.

    3. ReproButina

      It’s the norm. World Cup and Euro Cup finals tend to make a big deal about cops from other competing nations being “on the beat” with local cops.

    4. Rob_G

      It happens all the times for soccer matches – English police identifying troublemakers for French police during the world cup. Also, they aren’t really ‘operating’ – they are not going around making arrests, just acting as consultants.

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