Scotland’s Burden

2014-08-17 AlbainEire+

The mural above pairs the emblem of Celtic – a Scottish team – with a former emblem of the FAI – the governing body for the Republic’s national team (and, at the time this mural was painted (2002 according to CAIN), league football in the South). Celtic shoulders the footballing dreams of many Northern Ireland nationalists, which is perhaps why, below the flags of Scotland and Ireland, what should be “Albain agus Éire” is in fact “Albain agus eire”: Scotland and a burden.
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Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/500, ISO 400, full size 3671 x 1543
text: X02084 club 1888 friendly street saltire association ireland

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