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Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4

Nick writes:

On the way to the Ireland vs Liverpool Legends game (Sean Cox fundraiser at the Aviva)




Cork City Vs St Patrick’s Athletic League of Ireland match.

Sinn Fein TD and former Cork City chairman Jonathan O’Brien was ejected from from Turner’s Cross last night following a protest against the FAI.

O’Brien – who was part of the Oireachtas Committee that met with the officials of the Association on Wednesday – was escorted out of the ground by Gardai….

TD thrown out of Cork City match at protest against FAI (RTÉ)

22 thoughts on “Zero Down

    1. Cian

      What happened before ths video was taken?
      Was the banner removed?
      What did the fellow who was arrested actually do? What was he charged with. I doubt if it was possession of a banner that says ‘Delaney out”

      1. Pee Pee

        Do u know there is a history of ‘Delaney Out’ banners that are forcibly removed by stewards from, LOI fans to the international team fans. I’d say the fellow was trying to uphold his right to protest. He wasn’t arrested, but evicted from the stadium. A prominent member of Cork City FC, he is too.

          1. Termagant

            it still considered private property if it belongs to an organisation that receives almost 3 million in taxpayer funds every year?

      2. millie st murderlark

        Why the immediate doubt Cian? Were you there?

        I’d say this is highly plausible. The gardaí have something of a history of pulling stunts like this when it comes to protests.

        1. Cian

          Because in my world view you don’t get kicked out for having a banner. You might be kicked out for having a banner AND acting the bumbum with the stewards/guards.

          Protest = okay
          Protest + abusing guard = not okay.

          The protest isn’t the issue. All IMHO

  1. Otis Blue

    Nice one. It’s the mockery that’ll do for Delaney in the end. There’s a bang of Swiss Toni off the hoor.

    Kudos to Liverpool for their commitment and support for Sean Cox. It’s as it should be, but seldom is. You couldn’t begrudge them the Premier League.

  2. Cú Chulainn

    What business is it of a Garda to go after a sign. I hope someone has his number. That is unacceptable.

    1. ____

      The gards would probably claim that they thought it was likely to cause unrest and so would fall under public order offences.
      It’s wrong, but would be very hard to challenge.

  3. Truth in the News

    The Cork incident will forever be remembered as one of the worst moves made
    by those involved in the FAI ever……an own goal, will the broadcast media be stopped
    from playing that popular hit sung by the Late Val Donican …..”Delany’s Donkey”

  4. TheQ47

    The photo of the “Delaney Out” banner is from the Showgrounds, Sligo Rovers ground. The Forza Rovers held up this banner at 33 minutes, and the whole crowd (home and away) chanted, all without any garda intervention.

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