Football Association of Ireland’s John Delaney, who likes to sing the praises of IRA murder-gangsters
That clown above is the big boss of the FAI, which, given its name, seems to aspire to be an ‘All Ireland’ body, masquerading as ‘non-sectarian.’
But Delaney really, really loves to sing the praises of scumbag IRA terrorists.
He was caught in the act, on video, doing just that.
A- from decent folk, appalled at his shameful conduct, and
B- from Delaney himself, affronted that anyone should ‘invade his privacy’ i.e. expose his bigotry.
Eventually, he issued a…what, apology?
The mangy mutt only said he was sorry if he offended anyone.
No need for me to spell out the reaction to the weasel’s words.
Irish Times-25 Nov
UUP sports spokesperson Leslie Cree MLA issued a statement which read: “It is completely unacceptable for anyone to engage in singing in praise of a violent terrorist organisation, let alone someone in a position such as his.
“I notice that a partial apology from Mr Delaney included the line ‘If the song offends anyone I’m sorry’.“I can assure Mr Delaney that there is no ‘if’ about it. The song offends hundreds of thousands of people who lived their lives for decades under the threat of the bombs and guns of the IRA.”
Quite so – Delaney deserves a red card. Hence my headline – I didn’t mean he should be hurled from a high window…
…just that he should be ejected from all senior positions of public responsibility.
He added that the FAI have “a big decision to make as to whether or not it is wise to have this individual as the public face of their organisation”.
Meanwhile, the DUP’s MEP Diane Dodds said: “He has issued a half-hearted apology and said that if he has upset anybody he’s sorry. That is simply not good enough, especially when he goes on to condemn those who recorded him singing the pro-IRA song.”
- Nelson McCausland, DUP MLA for North Belfast, said: “John Delaney’s explanation has widened the issue out because he states that another pro-IRA song, Sean South of Garryowen, has been sung on the Irish team bus for years, right up to the current era. Sean South was an IRA man killed during an attack on an RUC station in January 1957 so it seems pro-IRA songs are part of the culture of the Irish Republic’s football team.“The FAI has a responsibility to investigate both issues and put an end to this practice.”
And, one hopes, an end to Delaney’s disgraceful tenure in his job.
But he’s only one facet of a deeply-rooted imperialist mind-set in Eire, which will never be appeased until the annexation of Ulster into that alien republic.