Kenny holds 'positive' meeting with FAI chief Owens amid video furore

Ross Houston
November 23, 2020

The video, shown to the players in the Wembley dressing room, was followed by a speech by Kenny.

They were discussing the short video shown to the squad ahead of last week's friendly with England.

The report added that a number of Irish players were upset by the content of the video.


Kenny hasn't had a good start to life as Ireland boss since taking over from Mick McCarthy earlier this year, failing to win any of their eight games and losing in the Euro 2020 qualifier on penalties to Slovakia.

Sancho makes it 2-0 to England.

"In England they probably don't understand what's in the video", he said. The video has been described as "anti-English" by the British newspaper.


Also, the FAI are set to hear from Seamus Coleman and goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly in order to establish the facts surrounding the episode.

Their meeting was said to be "very positive", and a further meeting with the FAI Board is likely to take place this evening.

The motivational technique didn't work at all, with Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho scoring first-half goals, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin made it 3-0 from the spot, as Southgate's side dominated.


Both Coleman and Kelly left the Ireland camp before the global window's conclusion, with Kelly not travelling to Dublin for Ireland's final Nations League match against Bulgaria citing health concerns.

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