Episode 1834: Red Bull Make Semis, Eric Donovan’s Big Chance, Pat Kenny Pronunciation
Red Bull beat anti football to make the semi finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history. Imagine if Atletico had tried an attack before the 89th minute? Does Simeone need a crowd? And why does everyone hate RB Leipzig?
From the Regionalliga Nord to the Champions League last four – in 11 years.
— Simon Evans (@sgevans) August 13, 2020
…or Red Bull’s CEO and his views. Or the Red Bull-owned TV channel which repeatedly hosted figures from the German-speaking far-right. Or RB Leipzig cracking down on their own fans for a banner against a far-right protest as it’s “a political message.”https://t.co/iu7cbMPtfs
— Felix Tamsut (@ftamsut) August 13, 2020
Eric Donovan was a highly-decorated Irish amateur boxer with multiple national titles and European medals to his name. Away from the ring, he struggled with addiction and mental health issues, and retired at 27 feeling he hadn’t reached his potential in a sport he came to resent.
Eoin spoke to a very upbeat Eric yesterday morning, less than 36 hours out from the biggest fight of his pro career which takes place tonight against Commonwealth super-featherweight champion Zelfa Barrett. Eric describes how far he’s come from struggling to sell tickets as a rookie pro to now being faced with the surreal prospect of fighting in Eddie Hearn’s back garden.
PSA that Eric Donovan’s fight tonight will also be shown live in Ireland on Sky Sports Mix, which is a free-to-air channel for Sky AND Virgin customers (even if they don’t have a Sky Sports subscription). First bell sometime after 9, I would imagine, but don’t hold me to that.
— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) August 14, 2020
Plus there’s Pat Kenny getting a pronunciation lesson, Frances Murphy plans your weekend, and live football is up in the Eir.
Virgin Media announce they have suspended the supply of their sports channels to eir Sporthttps://t.co/pvIrWHM5HZ
— The42.ie (@The42_ie) August 13, 2020
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