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December 17, 2018

Thousands of fans sign petition demanding FAI chief John Delaney steps down

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The Irish national soccer team is currently undergoing a major change at management level following the resignation of Martin O’Neil and Roy Keane earlier this week, but it seems supporters of the boy’s in green have called for more by setting up a petition calling for the removal of FAI Chief Executive John Delaney.

The petition which has gained momentum in recent days calls for the FAI chief to step down from his position following in the footsteps of his counterparts.

It is believed that the petition which has gained over 12,500 signatures was started on Monday following the Republic of Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Denmark, but it seems it has been growing steadly since O’Neill’s and Keane’s departures.

The petition which was published on Change.org reads as follows: “John Delaney is on an annual salary of €360,000.”

“The club that comes in first place in the League of Ireland receives €110,000 (Before Champions League and Europa League prize money). This is completely ludicrous and we demand that Irish football become a priority for development of domestic players instead of relying on English clubs to do all of the development for us.”

Solution
“The real solution is complete restructure of domestic football in this country, but removing the current (useless) head of the FAI is a great start.”

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