The Newsletter points out an anomally in FIFA’s decision to allow Northern Ireland players to sport one of two passports, the same will not apply to the British citizens in the Republic, unless they produce an Irish passport. If anything political conformity has, at times, been rigidly enforced in the Republic in a way it never has in Northern Ireland, as this guy points out.
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