Craic & Codology

LABOUR HOWLIN’ WITH DELIGHT OVER PORTUGAL’S EUROS WIN

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MODEST: Football ace Ronaldo said afterwards that his sideline encouragement was crucial to the win

Ireland’s Labour Party has hailed Portugal’s Euro 2016 win and wants members to “take heart and encouragement” from the Iberian nation’s triumph.

In an emotive post-match reflection, a party spokesman said the Portuguese had “showed that perennial failures can eventually be outright winners.”

The spokesman added that “Portugal are proof that if you defend yourself stubbornly, even the most unspectacular sides can emerge on top. I’m over the moon.”

He explained: “Another great thing about this Portugeuse team is that they don’t care that everyone hates them. There’s a real lesson to be taken there.”


… How they compare

Portugal Labour Party
Ronaldo howlin’ in pain Howlin bigger pain than Ronaldo
Treated supporters in Lisbon Supported Lisbon treaty
Winners with a long shot Long shot to be winners
Going back with the Henri Delauney trophy Has John Delaney backing them