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Irish FA to ban Northern Ireland fan after chants

Northern ireland fans at the game against Scotland in Dublin
A number of Northern Ireland fans sang sectarian songs in Dublin

The Irish FA will hand out a life ban to a Northern Ireland fan who sang sectarian songs at last week's Nations Cup game against Scotland in Dublin.

The IFA has the name of the person involved and they will be punished if their identity is confirmed.

It follows complaints about sectarian behaviour during the game at the Aviva Stadium, which Scotland won 3-0.

The IFA has appealed for information on the identity of all those who sang sectarian songs at the match.

The Irish Football Association has been working with the Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs and other relevant bodies to investigate the complaints.

The governing body will place a life-time ban on the named person, if they are identified, from receiving tickets to all Northern Ireland home and away games.



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