It’s a fitting tribute to a player, or players, or fans.
It’s something to remember the man whose name is on it.
But it’s also something to consider for those who are already paying tribute to the man who made them, or the club whose history they love, or those who have never seen him in action, but who have watched the stories unfold on television.
And that’s how the football shoes have become a symbol for Irish identity, and its growing, and is now the subject of much of the national conversation, including on this week’s programme.
I think it’s very difficult to get your head around it.
It is a symbol.
It was a symbol in the 1950s and ’60s, the ’50s, and there are very few of these.
But it’s been around for decades and you can buy them for as little as $100 in a big retail chain, and they are going to be a part of the identity of this country for decades.
And the question is, why?
I think the answer is simple.
It goes back to the Irish way of life.
There is a deep tradition of wearing your boots in the morning and dressing up in the evening and playing rugby or football or cricket, whatever you want to call it, and you’ll find them at all your friends’ houses and they will be your family, and it’s the same with Irish footballers, they’re all part of that family, that sense of community.
So they have a very strong connection with the past, and football is a very Irish sport, and I think that the shoe has really just taken on that significance.
It is a way of expressing the sense of belonging and the community, the sense that we are all part, that we share the same heritage.
And there’s also the sense to be proud of it.
There’s a bit of a sense of identity behind it.
It’s not just a football shoe.
It can be a badge, a shirt, a hat, even a pin.
And it’s become a badge of identity, which is very important for a country that has had a history of division and division, but also a very proud and vibrant country that is growing, has had the largest foreign-born population in the world in the last five years.