Luck of the Irish indeed for honest World Cup fan

By Joanne Carroll

Irish fans get into the spirit of things. Photo / Chris Skelton
Irish fans get into the spirit of things. Photo / Chris Skelton

An Irishman living in Auckland is wearing a new jersey for the World Cup - thanks to his honesty.

Dubliner May McKeon posted one to her Auckland-based niece in March, but it was incorrectly addressed.

A fortnight ago she received an email from Irish expat Keith Crawford. It said: "I think she may have moved and the new resident of a house in Auckland gave it to me because I am Irish. It is a lovely shirt but my Presbyterian mother would kill me if I kept it."

McKeon was stunned and gave it to him: "I hope it fits and you can wear it with pride," she said.

Ireland play the US today.

- Herald on Sunday

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