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Two Irish Sport Clubs Release Statements Following Tweets From Players About Belfast Trial

By Darragh Berry

March 28, 2018 at 7:59pm


Irish Soccer club Drogheda United and GAA county club, Laois have had to release statements on Wednesday night following comments that were made by individuals on the respective teams about the Belfast trial which concluded today.

The two players in question have since deleted their tweets.

Both clubs took to Twitter to apologise for the tweets and to distance themselves from the views that had been shared by the players. 

Laois GAA released this statement following one of their players tweets about the verdict of the trial: 

"Laois GAA wish to disassociate themselves from tweets or comments made by individuals on Social Media. Such comments are their own personal opinion, on their own personal accounts, and in no way reflect the views of Laois CLG, main sponsors MW Hire and other associated sponsors."

Drogheda United also released a statement where they said the tweet in question that was published by one of their players was "disgusting."

"Drogheda United Football Club is horrified by comments attributed to one of its players on social media this afternoon. 

"The club finds comments such as these disgusting and have no place in football or society.

"The matter will be investigated and dealt with internally by the club while the rest of the squad, at all age levels, will be reminded of their responsibilities. 

"Opinions expressed on personal social media accounts are in no way representative of the club."

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