The timing of FA plea over anti-IRA 'No surrender' song is baffling to England fans' spokesman
The Football Association has warned England supporters to stop chanting “No
surrender” in an attempt to avoid the prospect of crowd trouble in the
friendly against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley in May.
But England fans have accused the FA of potentially increasing the risk of unrest by drawing attention to the song during a testing 48 hours for the national governing body.
The FA issued a strongly-worded statement on Friday in response to anti-racism group Fare’s complaint to Fifa of alleged racist chanting, insisting it had found no video evidence of songs being sung against Rio and Anton Ferdinand during last Friday’s World Cup qualifier in San Marino.