One of Ireland’s greatest footballers died and went to
heaven where he was met by an angel at the Pearly Gates.
“Is there any reason why you think you should not be
allowed in?” asked the angel.
The footballer thought for a moment and then replied,
“Actually there was an international match that I played in,
Ireland against England, and I purposefully fell over in the
box so that we were awarded a penalty. It helped us to beat
“Well, it’s not the most serious mistake I’ve ever heard so you
may come in.”
“Oh that’s wonderful, I’ve always regretted that moment…
thank you so much, St Peter.”
“Think nothing of it,” said the angel.
“Oh, by the way, I’m not St Peter, it’s his day off, I’m St