A Postman has been suspended from his job at Royal Mail after flying a Parachute Regiment Flag before Northern Ireland's friendly clash with Ireland last week.
A video circulated before the match of the man waving the flag while traveling to the game from Belfast. Inquests are currently taking place into the Parachute Regiment's actions in the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre, when 11 people were killed, and the controversial Army unit was also responsible for killing 14 innocent civilians on Bloody Sunday in 1972.
According to The Belfast Telegraph a spokeswoman for Royal Mail revealed that their employee has been suspended pending an investigation:
The individual concerned in this case is suspended from duty until our investigation in completed and we won’t comment further until then.
The report also reveals that the man in question was given a suspended jail sentence for rioting at a match between Glentoran and Linfield in 2005.
As well as in the build up to the match there was tension between the two sets of fans during the game, with Ireland fans booing God Save The Queen and Northern Ireland fans booing James McClean. After the game minister for foreign affairs Simon Coveney branded fans who had booed Northern Ireland's anthem as 'idiots'.