The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has apologised, after players on the Women's National Team were seen signing an offensive song following their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
A video circulated on social media appeared to show the team, after the game, singing "Ooh ah, up the 'RA" - a song associated with support of the Irish Republican Army.
In a statement, both the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and team manager Vera Pauw apologised.
"The Football Association of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland Ireland Women’s National Team Manager Vera Pauw apologise for any offence caused by a song sung by players in the Ireland dressing room after the FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifying Play-off win over Scotland at Hampden Park on Tuesday night," the statement said.
Pauw added: "We apologise from the bottom of our hearts to anyone who has been offended by the content of the post-match celebrations after we had just qualified for the World Cup.
"We will review this with the players and remind them of their responsibilities in this regard. I have spoken with players this morning and we are sorry collectively for any hurt caused, there can be no excuse for that," she said.