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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Fans

Last year
2022
# Discontent
Newcastle game will go ahead despite fans' ‘sportswashing’ protest
Mainz supporters have expressed disquiet over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.
# Anger
Man United chief executive secretly filmed saying club 'burnt through cash'
Richard Arnold met with disgruntled fans at a local pub
# Support
‘We’re more similar than it might seem’ - How Irish and Ukrainian football fans created an unshakeable bond
John O’Neill and Vladimir Procopec on organising a recent charity match and the commonality between the two nations.
# coybib
Leinster hoping for 'sea of blue' as ticket sales rise for Toulouse clash
More than 25,000 had been sold by 5pm yesterday evening on the first day of sales.
# Unhappy
Thousands of Man United fans march in protest against Glazer ownership
Flares filled the air as well as constant chants.
# Support
'For the first time, we’re cheering on England tonight' - Johnny Sexton
Ireland notched a bonus-point win to secure the Triple Crown in Dublin.
# Crowds
'It absolutely matters' - Hopes rise for full houses at Ireland's Six Nations games
NPHET’s latest advice to the government could result in a major financial boost for the IRFU.
# Fans
IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations
The union is hoping to see the 5,000 limit lifted in time for the clash with Wales next month.
All time
# standing outside
'Time has passed, but the love for Garth hasn't': The dance continues for Brooks fans at Croker
The country singer was in Dublin today to promote his two gigs set for next year.
# TAKING ACTION
West Ham ban two fans over anti-Semitic song on plane
The incident happened on the way to the Hammers’ Europa League match away to Genk.
# Under fire
'Disdainful' abuse of Koeman condemned by Barcelona
Fans were seen gathering around the Dutchman’s car and shouting abuse.
# Crowd Trouble
England ordered to play match behind closed doors after Euro 2020 final disorder
Ticketless individuals managed to gain entry to the showpiece match on 11 July.
# Upset
Jacksonville end second-longest losing run in NFL history with over 60,000 fans watching on in London
The Jaguars ended a 20-game losing run by beating the Miami Dolphins thanks to a field goal at the death.
# Frustration
Ronnie O’Sullivan tells fans to ‘sit down’ during defeat
It capped a fractious week for the star at the Northern Ireland Open.
# inclusivity
Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants
Twice within a fortnight in August Reds supporters were criticised by the club for homophobic chants.
# Doubling down
Pep Guardiola not sorry after criticism over comments about Manchester City fans
The remarks have irritated some supporters who feel the manager has questioned their loyalty.
# Crowd Trouble
Uefa opens proceedings against the FA over fan behaviour at Euro 2020 final
Scenes in and around the ground marred the Three Lions’ second ever major final appearance.
# Security
Ticketless England fans gain access to Wembley for Euro 2020 final
Wembley officials insisted there had been no breach of stadium security.
# looking ahead
England fans warned not to boo Italy anthem
Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate has revealed Phil Foden could miss Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.
# Accident
Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'
The stunt was a protest against German car manufacturer Volkswagen.
# Controversy
Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
The Croatia national anthem was also booed.
# Controversy
Gareth Southgate suggests England may rethink taking knee after players booed
The boos were soon drowned out by cheers among the near-7,000 crowd at the Riverside.
# Ligue 1
Nantes fans gatecrash club's survival celebrations and attack staff
The French club barely escaped relegation on away goals yesterday.
# Serie A
Juventus and AC Milan qualify for Champions League, Napoli miss out
Earlier on Sunday Ashley Young was on target as Inter Milan celebrated their Serie A title in front of 1,000 supporters.
# Fans
Micheál Martin says supporters could be back at games in July
The Taoiseach says trial events at stadia could take place as soon as mid-summer.
# MUFC
Manchester United-Liverpool postponed after fans storm Old Trafford pitch
Flares were let off by protestors inside the ground, where corner flags were held aloft and one supporter was seen throwing a tripod from the interview zone.
# Supporters
Twickenham to host European finals with crowds of up to 10,000 people
Meanwhile, EPCR confirmed that 24 teams will take part in next season’s Champions Cup.
# zeebs
'He's good craic, good energy. I'm delighted it's generating excitement'
Simon Zebo is returning to Munster this summer.
# Hear the Roar
'Celebrations went on late into the night': Fans tell their stories of Ireland v Scotland in the Six Nations
Memorable trips to Edinburgh feature heavily in this week’s instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill.
# Hear the Roar
Got an unforgettable Six Nations fan story? We want to hear from you
Win a Six Nations matchday hamper if you’re included in our new series.
# Under fire
Celtic fans gather at stadium to protest again ahead of Kilmarnock clash
Disgruntled Hoops supporters convened at Celtic Park once again.
# New Rules
Fans told to avoid 'excessive singing' ahead of return to attending Premier League games
West Ham will host this season’s first top-flight match with spectators present when they welcome Man United.
# Open The Gates
'You’re looking for maybe 500 people' - Should families be allowed attend the All-Ireland final?
Limerick forward Tom Morrissey has called for the families of players to be allowed attend.
# limited numbers
Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December
Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed into grounds in low-risk areas.
# options open
No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed
Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.
# Supporters
Ulster to welcome 600 fans for Friday's Pro14 opener in first for Irish rugby
The northern province are the first to welcome supporters back since Covid-19 struck.
# Unimpressed
Gareth Bale agent criticises 'disgraceful' Real Madrid fans
The 31-year-old has returned to Tottenham on a loan deal, having left them in 2013.
# Guidelines
Any attendance at Leinster game likely to be made up of players and their families
The government’s new ‘Living with Covid’ document allows for up to up to 200 spectators.
# Living With Covid
200 spectators permitted to attend sporting events at large venues
The announcement comes as part of the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan.
# Controversy
German FA defend decision to fly to Basel as fans rage
‘Stupid’, ‘anti-social’, ‘oblivious to the future’ – were some of the comments posted.