On this day in 2016, Northern Irish and Irish fans received a medal for exemplar behaviour. An important moment for the countries, as well as in the history of the European Nations Cup. This is the story of the remarkable fans of Northern Ireland and Ireland. It is a story about football innovation and bridging countries.
Justin Fashanu was the first black footballer to be transferred for £1 million and was the first high-level footballer to “come out” as a gay man.
Captured at the end of the Second World War and brought to an internment camp in England, this story tells a post-war life.
A picture published 95 years ago today of two captains of women’s football teams gives us a lens to look at most of the 20th century, as well as at a personal history of friendship.