Comical video shows the differences and similarities between Ireland’s two soccer teams
With Ireland sending two soccer teams to the European Championships for the first ever time, BBC Northern Ireland have created a great video to explain the difference between the teams.
Both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland qualified for the tournament in style – Northern Ireland finished top of their group and the Republic made it through the playoffs and also bagged a historic win over world champions Germany along the way.
It is certainly a proud year for both the Irish Football Association and the Football Association of Ireland.
BBC NI’s comical video looks at the differences – and similarities – between the two teams. Fans of Monty Python’s The Life of Brian will love a reference to the People’s Front of Judea – or should that be the Judean People’s Front?
The video examines the differences between the fans, the governing bodies and the managers and players of each team.
There is also a piece of advice at the end which tells the viewers how to be sure to bond with an Irish fan – even if you don’t know whether they are supporting the Republic or the North.
Take a look at the video below.
— BBC Northern Ireland (@BBCnireland) June 12, 2016