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England fans chant about IRA at Scotland match

By Staff Reporter

The Football Association is expected to take action after foul-mouthed England fans chanted provocative anti-IRA songs during last night’s match against Scotland.

Fans from south of the Scottish border had behaved well in the build-up to the match at Celtic Park, which England won 3-1.

They had joined in with a minute’s applause for Scotland supporter Nathan McSeveney, who died from a fall there last Friday.

But later they let themselves down by singing “F*** the IRA”  for long periods of the first half, accompanied on the drums by the FA-approved England band.

Scottish fans booed as tensions rose in east Glasgow. The chanting means the FA will be forced to act, particularly as England are due to play in Dublin next June.

Wayne Rooney scored twice to ensure a comfortable win for England and taking his international goal tally to 46 — just three behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s record. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the first for England, and Andrew Robertson scored for Scotland.

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