JD Sports remove Northern Ireland football shirt image over model’s republican tattoo

The sports company JD Sports has removed a Northern Irish football jersey from its website after it discovered the model had a Irish republican tattoo.

On the man’s left arm, a “Ticofaidh ár la” tattoo could be seen – a misspelt version of the Irish phrase “Tiocfaidh ár lá” which means “our time will come” and refers to a future United Ireland. It has also been associated with the IRA in the past.

The blue Adidas polo shirt, which costs £38, were taken down last night and is no longer available on the JD Sports website.

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