“Why did they bother coming to a game of football at all?”

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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
  • Contributor
    Gabriel 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.

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    Sport
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1995
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA5951
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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