'Go home to your sexy wives': Irish fans lead the way at Euro 2016

Republic of Ireland fans look on during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France. Photo / Getty
Republic of Ireland fans look on during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France. Photo / Getty

If the only stories you've read about Euro 2016 this week were about the violence between England and Russia fans, you'd think France was a pretty unsafe place to be right now.

Luckily, the Irish fans are showing what major football tournaments are all about.

Decked out in all green, the Irish supporters have been winning over people everywhere they've been so far.

Their deeds during the European Championships so far include changing the tyre for an elderly French couple, singing Westlife and ABBA and some of the funniest football chants you've heard.

For example, the Irish were chanting "Go home to your sexy wives" to their Swedish counterparts before the clash in Saint Denis outside Paris.

While Russian and English fans pelted French police with bottles and trashed bars and restaurants, the Green Army was actually cleaning up after itself.

The fan sang "clean up for the boys in green" as they picked up trash from the area in Bordeaux they had been drinking.

A cyclist was also given a helping hand through a huge crowd of supporters.

The Green Army also paid tribute to Northern Ireland supporter Darren Rodgers, who died in Nice after a fall, the Guardian reports.

In the 24th minute of the game against Sweden, the fan chanted "Stand up for the Ulsterman" in his memory.

Of course, the Martin O'Neill coached team is going pretty well on the field as well, playing some great football in its opening 1-all draw against Sweden at Stade de France.

Next up Ireland face Belgium in Bordeaux and then Italy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq - so it's not going to get any easier on the pitch.

Let's hope their fans can continue to provide more colourful moments like these off the pitch.

CHANGING AN ELDERLY COUPLE'S TYRE


SINGING SOME IRISH CLASSICS


SINGING ABBA WITH SWEDISH FANS


-News.com.au

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