Posted in Uncategorized by irishsoccerinsider on November 11, 2009
These letters were leaked today showing a major breakdown in communication between the French Government and the Irish over the upcoming World Cup qualifying play-off. There’s now a full-blown diplomatic row brewing.
Under the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts, 1956 to 2004, a person who was born outside Ireland is automatically an Irish citizen by descent if one of that person’s parents was an Irish citizen who was born in Ireland.
A person born abroad to a parent who, although not born in Ireland, was otherwise an Irish citizen at the time of the person’s birth, can become an Irish citizen by applying for Foreign Births Registration.
Classic stuff, I think I cracked a rib laughing at that.
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Pompous brit. Everyone loves the Irish, including Turkiye. Irish are a great and a proud people who know who their friends are (plus they can put some drinks away and show up for work perfectly fine the next morn).
Wrong! The whole world loves Ireland and the Irish. Only two kinds of people, the Irish, and those would love to be Irish!!!
Wrong Pauline. There are also those who couldn’t care less.
You’re such a twit David
I just can’t believe people read the letters (fantastic) and didn’t read the first entry, saying that it was an ELABORATE HOAX BY AN ADVERTISING AGENCY … but hope that it is real? It would be nice to think that something like this could happen, but funnily enough, they are not called diplomats without a reason.
Nice job the agency!!! Took me just until the 30cm box to start laughing, but kept me reading till the end. Never noticed the rue de blageur address.
This is not a French thing .. the letters, if genuine show how up “their own backsides” officials can be ! I can assure you that many French people would appreciate the humour .. especially of the last reply.
A global credit crunch, two wars, famine and no EU vote for the British and a government offical is trying to whine about a little Hungarian’s stature.
You are clearly French. You underline “A global crunch, two wars, etc” in order to give a put-down to the Irish (read British), but you French never cease to criticise the English for executing Jeanne d’Arc (when the French could easily have prevented it). Not to mention the fact that you snuggle up to the Germans, allowing them to invade your country, and only have plaudits for the Americans for helping to win the war (when they refused to until near the end when Pearl Harbour was bombed) instead of – once and for all – demonstrating your appreciation for the British getting you out from under German domination. It doesn’t look good to sneer at those who saved you (yet again), particularly since you do nothing to help yourselves. [I say this although one of my heros is Jean Moulin, the leader of the French resistance.]
Come on now Helen,
This is an Irish Franco war. No room for the Brits this time. With a bit of luck instead of beating the Bejayssu out of each other, we’ll end up singing songs amid copious amounts of the Claret and the Black stuff!
“you French never cease to criticise the English for executing Jeanne d’Arc (when the French could easily have prevented it)”
The letters were funny but this is actually even funnier :)))
America only joined “near the end when Pearl Harbor was bombed”? you need a history lesson… not to mention a sense of humor (humour?) … Let’s just go back to laughing at the two peoples placed on Earth to make the British look good
euh… ww2 ? again ? it was 60 years ago, please get a life.
Grab a glass of Bordeaux and relax, this is just a joke!
Jon, the letters are not genuine…there is no “Department of Diplomatic Affairs” in Irleand….the correct name would be “Foreign Affairs” – its a JOKE! As for writing letters about a “little Hungarian’s stature” I would think that nobody is more conscious of that issue than the gentleman himself!
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Not sure why there would be a French consulate in Paris. And “blaguer” = “to joke”, “to make fun of”. Clever though. Lord knows, the Irish have been the butt of world humour for generations; they’re entitled to have a little back.
Absolutely fabulous ! thanks for such a good laugh !…and I’m French ! pity it’s a fake ! yet our ‘virtically diminished’ Pdt can’t be more ridiculous than he was in Germany, can he ? (well, I wouldn’t bet on that actually !). I wouldn’t mind if Ireland won as long as there’s guiness to bear that !
I guess no one realised that there really is not a game named soccer……..
only Americans call it that…..
so,in our politically correct world?
we also are also expected to call it s….r
IT IS FOOTBALL,
AS PLAYED BY THE WHOLE WORLD..
INCLUDING IRISH AND FRENCH MEN WHATEVER THEIR NAMES OR STATURE.
LET US GO BACK TO BANNING THAT WORD S….R.
I enjoyed reading these letters…..
This is what it’s all about leave the pc shite to Gordon Brown and his wankers,we can all get on and have a laugh without interfering busy bodies tellings us we can’t say that , and we can’t say this, it’s good that two nations can laugh at each other.
Many thanks to Irish people for this really good joke …. we face a ugggggeeee shortage of humor & freedom in France right now.
naboléon has such a big problem with this, we have to take profit of this situation …
By the way, if Irish people can keep the french coach, we will be greatfull for ever … thanks in advance.
Don’t miss our french proverb from a great French philosopher :
“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” :p)
I hope the balloon will be at least in dried cod !
In the name of my whole country and my fellow peoples of France, suffering hardly this time, crisis, country ungoverned, not cold beer in french pubs, and so on, I, standing up(1,72 cm), hand on my eart, would like to thanks with all the honors of France(“legion d’honneur” medal perhaps) author of these brilant letters helping us accepting this time with our “cretin” president(of the united state of France).
We had Napoleon 1st(not so tall, either), Napoleon”Le Petit”(meaning “The Small”), now we have Napoleon “L’Avatar”. Thanks again. Unfortunaltly, I didn’t catch all the sense at all; I don’t care, I had a lot of fun !!! :)))
thanks a lot for taking the piss on him ! (actually if you could take the piss on him for real, would be a great relief). Great joke, almost caught me, cos if you knew the kind of people working in french institutions, bad humour no fluent english, you would know this could have been real.
Another one like this and I bail you out our ticket to South Af !
Have a great game !
PS : we are so close cultures, you got such brilliant people, girls and beers, I just cannot feel “war-ish” tonite…
Really great craic. The letters were really good and we all here had a good laugh.I’ve
been living in France for a few years and love the french people but I do miss the wit
and craic in Dublin. Why do some of you have to use vulgarity when its not called for,
I mean come on out there, ye can be funny and the letters had us all rolling around
the room and they were by no mean vulgar!! Ye Gods I sound like my mother, still I
could do worse because the irish mammies and jewish mamies have a lot in common.
mine being irish and very funny, guess I’m blessed. Life is great so keep up the good
work whoever did the letters!!
Good job, keep them coming. I was suggesting for the next leg that we should put in a complaint that the new french jersey now features these speed lines on the rib of the shirt which clearly gave them an unfair advantage, this i think would fly pretty well, its not hard to piss of the french.
“beidh la eile ag an bPaorach”……..we say in irish or gaelic if you please
and we will have our day ………. or night ………….tonight
love the french but love to beat them too……….. they should have sent us more help historically and liberated us centuries ago..who fears to speak of ’98 and the year of the french……………. hopefully we wrap the flag they gave us around them and bring them down
Eire go brach!…………… You’ll never beat the Irish (humour and craic.. ) if only ?Trap would let us have one visionary midfilelder in Andy Reid.. it is like playing with one leg
Scaoil amach an bobailin!…………….. let it rip Ireland and give them a lash!.. Great hoax guys and thanks for lighting up the dark days.. now into the french!..Allez Allez Allez .. merci
you’ll never beat the irish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for Craic and humour
now if we could just beat the french footballers………what a night it would be!!!!!!!!!!!
our new litany .. response : “play for us” or even pray for us
Andy Reid play for us
Stephen Ireland play for us
Johnny Giles play for us
Eamon Dunphy play for us
Charlie Hurley play for us
Noel Cantwell play for us
Mick Leech play for us
Frank O’Neill …………
Bunny Fulham ………..
Alan Kelly ………
Liam Tuohy ………
Paul Mc Grath …………
Frank Stapleton ….
Liam Brady …………….
Ronnie Whelan ………..
Don Givens ………
Paddy Coad ……..
Joe Haverty ………
Kevin Moran ……….
David O’Leary ………..
Tony Dunne ……….
Ray Treacy …………
Packie Bonner …………
You can then say that the French did not beat the Irish “hands-down”. Thierry Henry as the greatest footballer in the world in 2009 is one great big “CHEAT!!!!”The governing body should hang themselves in shame and eliminate France from the World Cup 2010 altogether, replacing them with Ireland. Tha’t just blatant cheating!!!!
Please remove your navies from French ports, stop bombing Champagne wineries they hardly can keep up with demand after the French booked their world cup spot.
On the other end you can keep Corsica, that’s not France.
SHAME !!! SHAME !!! SHAME !!! For the french staff and for the whole French people. That Thierry Henri fault is “in the mood” according to the actual dark period of France, as drak as Vichy period. History won’t never remember these years, these dark years.
Are you going beserk or what???
What has Vichy or Hitler even got to do with a stupid game of football?
You are the extremist.
Irland is not going to the World cup and get over it. Who gives a shit?
As an Irish-american, and with America already set-up for a South Africa trip, I say its a damn shame if France doesnt agree to replay the match. What little honor they have left in the world is destroyed by them sneaking away with and obvious blatant disregard for the sport.
Even if the ‘Hand of God” goal had been disallowed, Maradona managed to seal the deal shortly afterwards with a second using his feet. The first goal didn’t decide anything. That hasn’t stopped the whinging English going on about it for the last quarter century.
Now the ‘Hand of Frog’ has denied us our World Cup victory, its our turn to bellyache. Stop trying to repress us.
The french have been learning dirty tricks from the Argies…The Hand of God..
anyway… good reply from Paddy there…even I feel cheated ..and Iam Chilean for Christ sake!!!
Good on you Paddy, give´em hell!!!
We want a clean world cup…no cheating mate!!
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If I don’t like footballl, I deeply like, how can I say to remain polite, “british ?” humour even if it comes from Ireland. Of course, these letters are false : rue des blaguers (joke ? 75000 is the actual area code for Paris ) but how funny it is and how true it could be ! But friendly said, English language is really mined like a beach in Normandy with “false friend” words, isn’it ?
Nevertheless, I hope that the French diplomatic high level speaks better English than I do, but in fact, I am not so sure of that !
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