Ireland shreds 18K game programs over CEO's FIFA crisis comments

BY foxsports • June 13, 2015


The Football Association of Ireland says it shredded the 18,000 programs for Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland because they contained comments about the FIFA crisis.

The magazine was re-printed to remove remarks by chief executive John Delaney about FIFA but the FAI says he was ''entirely unaware of this change.''

An FAI statement says ''the decision to delete his comments where they related to FIFA was an editorial one that was taken by the communications department.''

The Dublin-based governing body was dragged into the FIFA scandal last week after it was revealed the FAI had been paid five million euros not to pursue legal action over a controversial World Cup playoff loss to France in 2009.

A handball by Thierry Henry in the game helped France score the winner.

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