Irish fans have brought polite charm to France for the Euro 2016 tournament, setting the bar very high for football fans travelling abroad.
From random acts of kindness to responsible, considerate partying, the Irish have outdone themselves this year, with tens of thousands of fans acting as perfect ambassadors for their country.
The French media have completely fallen in love with the Irish fans, who have brought the ‘craic’ with them whilst simultaneously respecting their hosts. Buzzfeed France recently ran a story which not only professed their admiration for the boys and girls in green, but also stated that their behaviour was ‘proof that Irish fans have already won Euro 2016’
The Irish fans have been stealing headlines after a peaceful and happy time in Paris where they were witnessed giving public renditions of ABBA songs with their Swedish rivals:
They’ve serenaded nuns on trains with renditions of ‘Our Father‘:
They helped an elderly couple change a tyre on their car when it got a puncture on a busy Paris street:
They made a celebrity out of a local resident who popped on to his balcony to see what the fuss was all about:
They’ve even been cleaning up after themselves, just like their mothers’ taught them to:
International fans have been responding online, praising the Irish for their ability to have a good time without being destructive or unpleasant. Police forces have stated that the Irish are ‘Making their job very easy’ and it’s wonderful to be able to focus on such a positive development within such an event.
There’s nothing much to say but to join in the fun and sing ‘Come on you boys in green‘!