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06th Apr 2018

PIC: Ad In National Newspaper Demands Jackson And Olding Never Play Rugby For Ireland Or Ulster Again

Darragh Berry

‘Concerned fans’ have placed an advertisement in the Belfast Telegraph which pleads with the IRFU and Ulster Rugby to never let Paddy Jackson or Stuart Olding play in either shirts ever again. 

The ad was placed in Friday morning’s addition of the paper and was a crowd-funded letter which was supported by over 100 people. 

The ad reads: 

“To the leadership of the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby. The content of the social media exchanges involving Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding was reprehensible. 

Such behaviour falls far beneath the standards that your organisations represent and as such we demand that neither of these men represents Ulster or Ireland now or at any point in the future. 

We expect and answer to this letter. 

Yours, Concerned Fans.”

This comes on the same day that Paddy Jackson came out and apologised stating that he regretted the events of that night and was ashamed that ” a young woman who was a visitor to my home left in a distressed state.”

The events of this trial are still lingering on and causing controversy and only yesterday, an Irish rugby club had to conduct an investigation into an “inappropriate” Jackson and Olding photo.

This is not the first time that the pair’s rugby playing career has come under scrutiny.

A petition for the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) to conduct a full review into Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding and for the findings of that review to be made public if the men are ever to play on an Irish team again has reached almost 30,000 signatures in the space of a couple of days.

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