Originally Posted by Paul4As
Who were they sent bullets by?
A Northern Ireland supporters club!
If an individual Man Utd supporter was to send a Liverpool player a bullet in the post...would that say anything overall about all 99.9999% of Man Utd supporters?...not really.
Thankfully McCourt and McGinn both continue to play for Northern Ireland...they both know that their efforts are appreciated by 99.9999% of the fans.
Ok so if the abuse and threats are anonymous theres no problem then.
You can get into semantics all you like but there is a history of abuse and intimidation directed towards players from nationalist backgrounds.
Of course thats not reflective of all NI fans
Stamp it out and ye can have a team truely representative of all of Northern Ireland, a team which everyone north of the border can be proud to play for/support or continue to pretend there is no problem and drive a significant proportion of your players down south.
The proof is in the pudding.
Thats all I have to say about that.
Back on topic McClean will need to play to a high standard right untill the euros to have any chance of making the squad, Trap is rightly loyal to the players who give him everything but Hunts lack of form could open the door.