Welcome back!

Last time I wrote the words ‘welcome back’ to someone who’d been red carded I received several emails of complaint that I could bring myself to do such a thing. But it simply underlines the fact that the yellow and red card system is simply to keep an orderly house, and not to be taken personally! Welcome back Tom Luby, whose term in the sin bin actually finished yesterday and Pat McLarnon who comes back today. And the rest of you (who came out in sympathy) can come off whatever dirty protest you’re on!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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