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FAI Fined €20,000 Over "Up The Ra" Chants After World Cup Playoff Win

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

12:02 8 Dec 2022

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The FAI has been fined €20,000 by UEFA after the women's team sang a song which referenced the IRA.

It happened while they were celebrating their World Cup play-off victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in October.

European football's governing body ruled it was a "violation of the basic rules of decent conduct".


The FAI apologised at the time.

In an interview with Sky Sports at the time, defender Chloe Mustaki said it was a "lapse in judgement," and apologised.

Chloe continued saying the players "absolutely didn't mean to cause any hurt on our end."

However, when asked if it meant there was a need for education, Chloe denied it did.

The FAI has today accepted the fine, and says players and staff have been and will continue to be reminded of their responsibilities.

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