We all love the Irish. Don’t we? Well, now we should all love them. Or love them some more. So says the Union of European Football Association (UEFA). The European football’s governing body has decided to give Irish fans a special award for good behavior during the Euro 2012 soccer tournament. UEFA is so impressed that its President, Michel Platini, will personally travel to Ireland to hand deliver the award.
UEFA’s secretary-general, Gianni Infantino, had this to say during a ews conference in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev: “Everyone was very impressed by the fans of the national team of the Republic of Ireland who came to Poland. The team’s results were mitigated by the fans.”