The chant ringing around Gdansk was "Polska, biało-czerwoni!" which to Irish ears sounded like "Polska not Germany" but actually translated as "Polska white and red". We were all wearing red for the night and when we got back to Poznan for the Italy game on Monday, the word had gone around that the locals should wear green for us. As the old song what colour should be seen "but our own immortal green". Thank you Polska, biało-czerwoni !!
Sounds like a good evening out. Thanks for the view of what occurred there and the Poles overall accepting demeanor of what unfolded. There are thugs aplenty back home in Poland that too often rob Polish league matches of better atmosphere (certainly outside the stadiums). Abroad Poles seem like very affable fans, even in disappointment.
For me, the best cheering moments of this tournament that I can pick up from the TV viewing were the times that the Irish fans sang so well all round the stadium in their last two group stage matches. That was wonderful. I am quite sure that the Irish will win "best fans of the tournament."