Should the GAA pay?

DUP assembly member Arlene Foster is unhappy that removing graffiti celebrating Tyrone’s 2003 All-Ireland football victory will cost the princely sum of 1,000 pounds sterling.

She has written to the UK’s Department of Regional Development to get the estimate for removing “Welcome Home Sam” signs in the area.

Foster said the GAA should pay for the removal of what she calls the “despicable and inconsiderate” signs, claiming it is an unwanted burden on the ordinary, decent taxpayer.

Could someone perhaps explain what is so despicable about “welcome home Sam” and did not the majority of oridinary, decent Tyrone taxpayers cheer on their county and come out to welcome the team home with Sam?

I don’t know how many taxpayers there are in Tyrone but surely a thousand nicker between the lot of them is hardly a burden and surely the amount of tax revenue from alcohol sales alone in the county on All-Ireland day would cover such a puny bill?

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