Friday, November 4, 2011
Trapattoni encourages Irish fans to ‘Go Green on November 15’
The Football Association of Ireland, in association with Three and supporter’s group, ‘You Boys in Green’ today (November 4) joined the campaign to encourage fans to ‘Go Green on November 15’.
The campaign aims to encourage fans all over the country to get behind the team by wearing green on November 15 when Ireland take on Estonia in the second leg of the EURO 2012 Play-off in Aviva Stadium. The game, which has been sold out will decide Ireland’s EURO 2012 fate.
Three have come on board to create an atmosphere at the game by providing 50,000 green cards for fans to hold up as the team line out. They are also providing face painters, which will be at various locations around the concourse of Aviva Stadium to encourage supporters to ‘Go Green With Pride’.
Fans are invited to do something to display their support for the team. This could be anything from wearing a green tie to work, to dying their hair green! The FAI are also asking supporters to upload their photos of fans ‘Going Green on November 15’ to their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/faiofficial).
Martin Clarke, member of You Boys in Green said: "We really want to create the best possible atmosphere in the Aviva Stadium on November 15. A lot of hard work has been put in from forum users on YouBoysInGreen.ie and we are encouraging everyone to wear green for the home match against Estonia. We want to bring as much colour and atmosphere into the stadium as possible on November 15. We are working closely with the FAI regarding flags, pre-match entertainment and music. So we encourage everybody to Go Green on November 15."
Manager Giovanni Trapattoni said, ‘Our fans have stuck with us throughout this campaign, so we hope that they will stand shoulder to shoulder with us as the team line out on November 15. The atmosphere in Aviva Stadium will be great, but we would like everyone to go green on November 15 to show their support for the team.’