Success on the field has led to the pricing out of the average fan in Boston.
This would appear to be exactly what is happening to Irish Rugby. Success for Ireland and Leinster in the last five years in particular is leading to increased ticket prices which in turn is leading to a new, rich and basically apathetic crowd at the games. This has the adverse effect of eroding Ireland’s previously enjoyed home field advantage.
Perhaps it will take a few years in the wilderness for the real fans to be allowed back in.
In the meantime, if you care at all, and if you are at an Ireland game where a ‘fan’ boos the kicker, please do your country a favour and chastise them for it.
That is, if anyone cares anymore.
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