• Manager fears anti-FAI protests could distract team
• Ireland face tricky Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia
Mick McCarthy has appealed to Republic of Ireland fans not to stage protests that overshadow the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday. Supporters have mooted a variety of demonstrations – ranging from hurling tennis balls at the pitch to boycotting the game – to demand change after a week of revelations about curious financial dealings at the Football Association of Ireland.
“I hope it’s not the case [that fans protest], it’s not going to help us play better, that’s for sure,” McCarthy said. “They are fabulous fans and I’d like them to support the team. They give us the best chance when they get behind us. If they have to demonstrate, then I’d like if they do it somewhere else at another time. But I can’t do anything about it, I’m not going to bring a tennis racket.”
Source: Football News
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