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John Delaney Lashes 'Unprofessional' SFA And John Giles Fears Crowd Trouble

John Delaney Lashes 'Unprofessional' SFA And John Giles Fears Crowd Trouble
By Conor Neville
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John Delaney is still fuming about the SFA's refusal to offer Irish supporters more than the bare minimum 5% ticket allocation for Friday's game.

Delaney told Radio Kerry that the Scottish Football Association had acted 'unprofessionally', misleading the FAI by telling them that the game was sold out when tickets were still on sale on their website.

They only gave us 5% of the allocation, telling us the game was sold out when it’s not.

It means that we’re not able to award tickets to hardcore supporters that we would love to accommodate.


John Delaney hinted that the attitude of the Scots could have dangerous ramifications.

The mannerly, and commonsense, thing to have done was give us 7,000 or 8,000 tickets and allow us to allocate them to Irish supporters in the one section. It was also be the safest thing to do; I have to make that point. This is a derby game, it’s a Friday night in Glasgow and there’ll be tension in the air...

John Giles was even harsher in his criticisms and also hinted that their decision could have dangerous consequences.

Anything could happen during the match. If there is trouble on the night, they will be to blame. And they’ll have to pay the price for that.

I can’t understand why the Scottish FA is doing this. Their fans will have to come over here. If the FAI behaved in the same way, the Scottish fans wouldn’t get a fair deal either. We don’t want any of that. But with Irish fans in the Scottish sections, you just don’t know what could happen.




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