Bigotry and NI’s regressive game of tit and tit for tat…

Broadsheet.ie has the pair. Ian McCrea’s fervent wish that his own county GAA would get beaten by the Republic’s Donegal side, so that celebrations would be kept out of his Mid Ulster constituency, and his father’s this fake Twitter account report of an attack on Ian’s car in ‘reprisal’ for Mr McCrea (junior)’s remarks.

Be careful what you say we were always told growing up. Someone clearly thinks that criticism of the GAA (or rather some of its supporters) warrants such a violent physical attack. Should Mr McCrea bite his lip next time? Or should some people learn to live with the fact that not all of their neighbours see things the way they do?

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