England manager Roy Hodgson insists the Football Association is sorry for any offence caused by sections of the away support singing anti-IRA songs during Tuesday night's 3-1 friendly win against Scotland in Glasgow.
Many of the 5,000 England supporters sang foul-mouthed anti-IRA songs while the England supporters' band played Follow England Away, a song it regularly performs during Three Lions matches.
The England fans sang "F--- the IRA" on several occasions during the Celtic Park encounter and,...
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Captain Wayne Rooney downplayed his remarkable run of form for his country after scoring twice in England's 3-1 over Scotland and Celtic Park.
Rooney has now scored five times in his last four England games and has 46 goals for his country, three shy of Sir Bobby Charlton's record.
But after the match Rooney was typically quiet about getting ever closer to the great man's total.
"I'm just enjoying my football at the minute. I'm enjoying playing for England and I've had a good run of scoring goals,"...