Euro 2012: Ireland’s fans shame us with their magnificence


In the waning minutes of the Ireland vs Spain match, the Irish fans as their team stared at elimination fill the stadium with their rousing chant of “The Fields of Athenry”. No one was hurt. It was moving, beautiful and poignant giving us a peek into an antiquated vision of the “beautiful game”, gleaming for an ephemeral moment under a rubble of cynicism, calumny, and rank jingoism.
Here is Dropkick Murphy’s version of “The Fields of Athenry”

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