I’ve just been on a quick trip to Northern Ireland to see relatives but I could not get away from football.
For one thing the Northern Irish are mad about the game, passionate about the Premier League and the big two from Glasgow.
Walk around an Ulster town and you will see more football shirts than in a comparable English town. Travel to Liverpool or Manchester United for a home game and you cannot miss the many Irish accents around.
As it happened, all Ulster eyes were fixed on the telly on Sunday as there was an Old Firm game, a classically passionate affair won by Celtic, the team Irish Catholics gravitate to. Rangers are the Ulster Protestants’ club of choice, their red white and blue colours chiming perfectly with their Union flags.
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