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Video: Belfast council row over congrats letter to Republic and Northern Ireland Euro 2016 teams... because England weren't included


Unionist councillors in Belfast refused to back a proposal to write a letter of congratulations to the Northern Ireland and Republic football teams on their performances at Euro 2016 — because England and Wales weren’t included.

The atmosphere at Belfast City Council turned sour during a debate on a motion by Alliance’s Emmet McDonough-Brown that it writes to both the IFA and FAI to “express its admiration on behalf of all the citizens of Belfast”.

However, Ulster Unionist Jim Rodgers queried why the motion only covered Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland teams, and not also the England and Wales teams.

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