The Superiority of (some) Rugby Fans …. February 17, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
I would have been rightly pissed off , in the unlikely event of having been in Paris for the Rugby last weekend. However I wouldn’t have used it as an excuse to bash other sports.
For a few days afterwards the airwaves were full of rugby aficionados telling us that they were lucky it was ‘The Rugby Crowd’ in the Stade De France when the game was postponed or there would have been a riot.
Yet it was in that very same stadium a few years previously one Thierry Henry handled the ball and wrecked Irelands World Cup dreams. Was there a riot by Irish fans? No.
Yet RTE and other media outlets carried interviews with these alicadoos and allowed them to slur fans of other sports.