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Dublin: 10 °C Sunday 5 April, 2020

A French policeman tried to get Irish fans to go home by singing his own chant at them

if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

french Source: Phil Hilditch/YouTube

FOR THE LAST week, Irish fans have been roaming around France singing, “Stand up for the boys in green” to anyone who will listen.

Last night, a group of fans gathered under a bridge in Bordeaux to shelter from the rain and commenced singing as French police officers looked on. Their chant?

Stand up for the French police! Stand up for the French police!

insta Source: Phil Hilditch/YouTube

The French police tried their best to get them to go home…

insta Source: Phil Hilditch/YouTube

But then Irish fans just started singing Shane Long Is On Fire ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

insta Source: Phil Hilditch/YouTube

Until eventually, French police decided, “Hey, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” and started singing their own song

Go home for the French police, go home for the French police…

insta Source: Phil Hilditch/YouTube

The moment was captured by BBC Northern Ireland cameraman Phil Hilditch and you can watch it in full below.

Source: Phil Hilditch/YouTube

(h/t BBC and Phil Hilditch)

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