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Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy does not want a possible demonstration by fans to distract his side at Tuesday’s Euro 20 20 qualifier against Georgia.
It has been reported that Irish fans are put to demonstrate in a reaction to this FAI creating a new part for John Delaney.
Delaney resigned as chief executive on Saturday but has been moved to the place of executive vicepresident.
“When they must show about any such thing then get it done someplace else and at another time,” said McCarthy.
Delaney had arrived under some pressure when it was revealed he’d provided a 100,000 euro (£85,000) cheque in April 2017 to the FAI, which didn’t appear at its audited accounts.
Delaney, a former vicepresident of this Olympic Council of Ireland, said he’d given his employers the money”to aid a very shortterm cashflow issue”.
Tennis ball demonstration
The demonstration might involve Republic fans throwing tennis balls on to the pitch during the qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.
“I can’t do anything about any of it. I’m not likely to have a tennis racket together with me,” said McCarthy.
“If that is how it is – I have been in games, I had been at Charlton when people do it it’s not going to help us play any better, that’s for sure. So I trust that’s not the situation.
“They want us to win giving us the very greatest chance – [they are able to perform this ] by getting us behind not needing any external impacts impacting us”
Shane Duffy is just a health problem for the Georgia match, together with McCarthy demonstrating that the Brighton centre-back, 27, can have a scan in an ankle injury.
“We’ve left him out today. I’m confident he could be OK,” he explained.
The Republic struggled to acquire 1-0 at Saturday’s first qualifier at Gibraltar however McCarthy insists the display wasn’t representative of the team’s ability.
“I’m not judging people players in the Gibraltar match – which pitch, that end,” said McCarthy, who began his second stint in control of his country in Saturday’s match.
“I’m very excited about managing Dublin again. I can’t wait around to stand being the boss and also hearing the national anthem.”