French Request for Stadium ‘Box’ at World Cup Qualifier Sparks International Incident

by 11 years ago

When Ireland’s Department of Diplomatic Affairs received a request from its French counterparts for a ‘box’ for President Sarkozy for this past weekend’s first Ireland-France World Cup Qualifier in Dublin, Liaison Officer Bill O’Leary thought he’d have a little fun at Sarkozy’s expense. Check out the hilarious chain of correspondence that followed after the jump.

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France won the game, by the way, 1-0, and the two teams battle again tonight (this afternoon), this time in Paris. No word yet on whether Irish President Mary McAleese was able to secure her own box. “


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