Frank Feighan had the pub-going football fan on his mind in the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon.
The Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim raised concerns that, with suggestions customers will only be allowed to remain in pubs for 90 minutes as lockdown restrictions ease, football fans will not be able to catch a full game.
"Just one issue, Minister, it came up with Leo Gray - I saw it on Twitter there a few minutes ago, he's a great Sligo Rovers supporter," said Feighan, addressing Minister for Health Simon Harris.
He's more or less said that if you're a soccer supporter, you can't see the full soccer match. If you're Gaelic supporter, 70 minutes, you can watch the full game. If you're a soccer supporter, 90 minutes, in his own words, 'You're fecked'.
If you're a soccer supporter, what exactly can you do? What criteria did the HSE bring up? Maybe we could have got 120 minutes. It's an issue that was raised.
Harris responded by telling Feighan: "In relation to the issue of soccer and Gaelic, unfortunately, the virus doesn't care what your favourite sport is. The virus is very infectious and can spread."
Frank Feighan on 90-minute pub visit limit: "If you're a soccer supporter, you can't see the full match. If you're Gaelic supporter, 70 minutes, you can watch the full game."
Simon Harris: "The virus doesn't care what your favourite sport is." pic.twitter.com/Ubf6VqtfOX
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