The FAI have been fined 20 thousand euro after the Republic of Ireland women’s team were recorded singing a pro-IRA chant in October.
UEFA handed down the fine after a video emerged of the squad singing ‘Celtic Symphony’ by the Wolfe Tones following the World Cup playoff win over Scotland.
The European football body opened an investigation into the incident following complaints and has described the chant as a ‘violation of the basic rules of decent conduct’.
In a statement, the FAI said they accepted the sanction and have apologised to all “affected by the events”.
The Football Association of Ireland notes and accepts the sanction by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of UEFA following UEFA’s independent investigation into a potential breach of UEFA’s Disciplinary Regulations.
The FAI and the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team has apologised to all affected by events after the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying Play-Off against Scotland in Hampden Park in October.
The FAI has assured UEFA that all players and staff across all of our international teams have been, and will continue to be, reminded of their responsibilities every time they represent their country.
The FAI will be making no further comment on this matter.