Angry Football Association officials could call an end to their relationship with the England band after ordering them to stop providing background music to anti-IRA chanting during the victory over Scotland.
The England supporters band played along to chants of ‘**** the IRA’ from the travelling fans inside Celtic Park during the first half of what was meant to be an international friendly.
“Fuck the Irish” obviously is, “Fuck the Catholics” obviously is.
But fuck the IRA? Fuck a marxist terrorist group that murdered hundreds over the years? Deals drugs, runs protection rackets even now?
Difficult, at beast, to regard that as offensive. Sounds more like an outbreak of good sense to me.