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Irish soccer fans are applauding Kevin Kilbane for using the phrase 'St. Stephen's Day' on BBC's Match of the Day

There’s no excuse for any Irish person to use the term ‘Boxing Day’.

NOT TOO LONG ago, sports broadcaster Nathan Murphy dared Irish footballer Kevin Kilbane to say ‘St. Stephen’s Day’ on Match of the Day, rather than ‘Boxing Day’ – the preferred term in the UK.

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Murphy was delighted when Kilbane came through in the end. He wrote on Twitter that Boxing Day has been consigned to the history books.

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Football fans on Twitter were delighted by Kevin’s subtle gesture.

Boxing Day? Never heard of her.

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