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28th May 2018

Former Ireland Footballer Criticised For Comments About Manchester Bee Symbol

James Fenton

Former Republic Of Ireland footballer John Aldridge has come in for criticism online today after repeated comments made about the ‘Manchester Bee’ symbol. 

The insect has become an emblem in memory of the victims of last year’s bomb attack in the city and Aldridge has made a series of comments towards people who have adopted it as their profile picture on Twitter. 

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59-year-old Aldridge, who played 69 times for Ireland between 1986 and 1996, has also been making comments about people’s appearances in other photos…

The comments appear to have stemmed from Liverpool’s Champions League Final defeat on Saturday and the rivalry between the club and Manchester United as well as the two cities themselves.

Aldridge’s comments have not gone down well in some quarters…

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