England vs Czech republic: Declan Rice's pro IRA posts EXPOSED before debut

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Declan Rice has an issued an apologetic statement regarding a 2015 "Up the RA" comment on Instagram.

The 20-year-old who swapped worldwide allegiance to England in recent months - after playing for Ireland at youth and senior level.

West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice has apologised following the emergence of old social media comments which appear to show him showing support to the IRA.

"I am aware that a poorly-expressed comment I made when I was a junior player has been circulated on social media", it began.

Rice recently made an worldwide transfer from Ireland to England and is reportedly set to make his first start for the Three Lions against the Czech Republic tomorrow. "I don't think he can do or say any more than he has said at this moment in time".

"While my naive words were not meant to be a political opinion and do not represent who I am, I sincerely apologize for any offense caused".

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Reuters Carl Recine

Rice, who previously won three friendly caps for Ireland, failed to return to the squad after he witnessed Keane's explosive rant directed at Arter last summer, as the then-Ireland assistant boss vented his annoyance at the Cardiff City midfielder after he missed a training session on the advice of medical staff. However, I am just as proud of my family's Irish heritage and my affinity and connection with the country.

Speaking to the media yesterday, he said: "As you can hear, I am English".

"It was really good playing for Ireland. Until his career is finished and he can assess what he has achieved, he won't know whether he has made the right move by switching to England, but I believe you have to respect what he has done".

"Being so young, I didn't think I would ever be in a position to make that call but it's one that I have made and one that I am looking forward to in the future".

"We've probably said things, written things that would look different several years later".

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