FAI probe sectarian video ‘nasty’ shown to Irish players pre-England friendly

November 20 – The Football Association of Ireland has launched an internal investigation into a controversial video message shown to the Ireland squad before last week’s friendly against England at Wembley.

The visitors lost 3-0 but the Daily Mail reported a video was shown to the squad on the day of the game as a motivational tool.

Irish reports say it included famous goals scored against England followed by 30 seconds of “historical context” of the relationship between the two nations but that there was also sensitive political content.

“The Football Association of Ireland is aware of issues surrounding content shared with our senior men’s team ahead of the recent friendly against England at Wembley Stadium,” a statement read.

“The FAI already looking into this internally as a matter of urgency, in order to establish the facts.”

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