Hi all, As pretty much everyone has heard, a Corkonian made his way into the grounds in Tallin without paying during the Ireland match: http://www.independent.ie/national-...ame-by-donning-estonia-tracksuit-2937536.html As I read it, he (by his own admission): Stole a tracksuit Lied to the officials Trespassed All over the net the general concensus seems to be "fair play to him" and "Legend" but I have to say I find this reaction entirely depressing. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I see little difference between what Mr. Cunningham did and dressing up as a utility worker, going into a jewellers, and pocketing a watch worth €600 on the way out. Because this makes what the majority deem an endearing story no one really looks at this. As a nation that suffered, and is going to suffer plenty more due to 'parish pump politics', do we ever learn? There's something really wrong with the way Irish people think. Far from being a hero, this guy makes me mildly embarassed to be Irish. Apart from myself being labelled a hater (and many other things on boards ... but then again what would you expect on there) few people seem to see past the "sure there was no harm done" line. Well, someone somewhere is out of pocket because of Mr. Cunningham! I recall a friend of mine in Germany in the mid '90's. He told me an Irish fella evaded his fare on the train and decided to leg it when the Transport policeman told him to stop. He was gifted a limp for the rest of his life as a reward. Now we can slag off the Germans for being pedantic (along with a bit of racism about WW2 perhaps?) but which country in Europe is calling the shots? Indeed could there be a connection between us having the "sponger is a 'Legend'" attitude and the fact that we're the worst basket case going?