Emmet Ryan: We boycott to help those who suffer

Despite the joy of Euro 2016, Ireland should not to enter the next two World Cups

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
17th June, 2016
Saint Petersburg Stadium construction site Pic: Getty

Ireland isn't going to change Russia's policy on denying rights to LGBT people. It also is unlikely to make Qatar into a bastion of equality any time soon. That's Ireland, the whole country and all of its diplomatic might. The football team? It's got even less power.

On the face of it, a boycott of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will only hurt the sport in Ireland. Football will be taking the hits and...

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