Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Lifting of Linfield travel 'ban' for Solitude welcome move

Editor's Viewpoint

The easing of one of the longest-running travel embargoes on football fans anywhere is to be applauded.

Linfield's staunchly loyalist fans, who've had to be bussed to Cliftonville's Solitude ground in Belfast, will be free to make their own way there for the first time in almost 50 years.

There has been intense rivalry between the two clubs in recent years but games have passed off peacefully and the new travel arrangements show a further welcome normalisation of the situation.

It is right that rivalry should be confined to the playing field, and that Linfield supporters are able to go to matches at Solitude like the fans of every other Irish League club.

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