“HE’S A CLOWN, Bill!”
Many’s the overpaid scamp dismissed by Eamon Dunphy on RTE, but it was the pundit who was forced to play dress-up on Dublin’s Grafton Street on Tuesday morning.
Dunphy had said before the tournament that he would make the public show of himself if Ireland failed to make the quarter-finals, and he was true to his word as he donned the costume and a sign that read: ‘I GOT IT WRONG!’
“Not for the first time I got it wrong but this time I’ve really paid a very heavy price with this public self-flagellation,” said the man himself.
“I really fancied the lads to get out of the group but the campaign has been a massive anti-climax. Having said that, I’m sure this humiliation will put a smile back on the face of at least half of the Irish viewing public!”
The Peter McVerry trust received a €500 donation from Betfair as a result of Eamon’s pledge.