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in the clear FAI close probe into Stephen Kenny over 'political' video shown in dressing room


Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny


Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has been cleared by the FAI following an investigation into a 'political' video shown before a clash with England.

An internal inquiry had been launched into the clip shown to the team in the dressing room before the match last week.

The Sunday World understands the three-minute video included representations of the Easter Rising as well as past Irish victories over the English football team.

It’s believed that the final clip showed a mock-up of ‘1916’ on the scoreboard at Wembley Stadium. The video, shown to the players in the Wembley dressing room, was followed by a speech by Kenny.

However, as expected, the FAI have now confirmed that Stephen Kenny will not be disciplined for .showing the video.

Tonight, an FAI spokesman said: "Earlier this week issues regarding content shared with the senior Ireland men’s team ahead of the recent friendly against England at Wembley Stadium were brought to the attention of the FAI.

"Following this development, the FAI decided it was appropriate to look into the matter. Since then the FAI has had discussions with a number of staff members and players, including the team manager, Stephen Kenny.

"The Board has accepted the explanations provided and considers that the matter is now closed."

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