Euro 2016: James Nesbitt turns Italian bar into piece of Ulster

James Nesbitt (left) and Darren Clarke in Sardinia at the weekend

James Nesbitt (left) and Darren Clarke in Sardinia at the weekend

Actor and football fanatic James Nesbitt turned a Sardinian bar into a little piece of his beloved Northern Ireland on Saturday for the Euro 2016 match against Wales.

Nesbitt decked out the entire Il Pontile Bar in the fashionable Costa Smeralda resort – the set of Roger Moore’s ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ James Bond film from 1977 – with flags and other memorabilia dedicated to Michael O’Neill’s history makers.

The star of the big screen was on the Italian island to support a UNICEF golf tournament being hosted by fellow Ulsterman Darren Clarke.