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The Six Nations is kicking off on Saturday afternoon, with the first game between Ireland and England taking place in the Aviva stadium.

While rugby fans are no doubt excited about the game, particularly after Ireland’s triumph in the championship last year, it seems others think that women may not be interested in watching it.

A controversial sign has been spotted outside of Hillary Salon in Ranelagh, South Dublin, on Saturday morning.



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The sign suggests that in order for husbands to be able to watch the game ‘in peace’, their wives should be left at ‘day care’.

The sign reads: ‘Want 2 watch the rugby in peace? Wife Day Care! Drop her off with us.’

As much as we all like a good day at a salon, why wouldn’t wives be as interested in the game as their husbands? Are there no women in the stands at rugby games?



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It’s not difficult to see why some may take offence to the sign, particularly when it’s located en route for some who will more than likely be attending today’s game.

It’s not just the men who are starting their Six Nations campaign this week, as Ireland’s women’s team took on England last night in Dublin.

Instead of insinuating that women don’t have an interest in sports such as rugby, shouldn’t we be championing the Irish women who are making a difference?

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