Northern Ireland fans’ “We hate Catholics” song slammed by IFA

Posted By: March 26, 2019

Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
The Irish Football Association has condemned a video showing Northern Ireland football fans singing “We hate Catholics.”

The video, which was posted on social media yesterday, shows a number of people wearing Northern Ireland replica shirts singing “We hate  Catholics, we hate Roman Catholics” to the tune of Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now.”

It is not clear when the video was filmed but its emergence on social media follows Nothern Ireland’s 2-1 defeat of Belarus in a European Championship qualifier at Windsor Park on Sunday night.

Josh Magennis scored a late goal to give the hosts a win that sent them top of their qualifying group ahead of European Cup heavyweights Germany and the Netherlands.

The official Northern Ireland football account on Twitter responded to the video, calling it “utterly wrong.”