Modern sport is dead and gone, it’s with the blazers in the grave

The shameful scenes in Paris last Wednesday night were no surprise; they showed the dominance of the moneymen who dictate the way sport is played

21st November, 2009

Fifa doesn’t do replays and, even if it did, it certainly would not for football minnows like Ireland. I can imagine the amusement around Fifa headquarters as the Irish protests took off after the game in Paris last Wednesday. Within 24 hours, there were thousands of emails bombarding Fifa, with various Facebook groups numbering many angry thousands more - but so what?

Perhaps it will be a difficult lesson for the Irish to learn...

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