Ireland v England at Lansdowne Road: shortly after Ireland score, the game has to be abandoned when England fans go on the rampage.
- Title International Soccer Friendly - Ireland v England
- 1st Broadcast 15/02/1995
- ContributorGabriel Egan (Commentator)
Jim Beglin (Commentator)
- Clip Duration 00:03:34
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title “Why did they bother coming to a game of football at all?”
- Extended description
Following a goal for Ireland by David Kelly, the face of English football is disgraced by the travelling English fans who rip up the seats and throw debris down on to the pitch from the upper west stand of Lansdowne Road.
The referee calls the players off the pitch.
After the match had been cancelled mid game, the fans were evacuated from the stadium apart from about 4,500 English fans, who were later escorted out by the Gardaí. Rioting broke out and arrests were made.
- Local keywords Gabriel Egan, Jim Beglin, Lansdowne Road, Sports Commentator, Ireland, England
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Sport
- Topic Sport
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1995
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA5951
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)