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A night out with Kneecap, Ireland’s political hip-hop rebels
[ad_1] It’s not even 8:30 on a Monday night, and already a good quarter of the roughly 200-person audience crammed within the converted courtyard that is Bardot’s stage for the weekly School Night concert series is bouncing around, drenched with sweat like it’s an all-night warehouse rave. “C.E.A.R.T.A.,” they all scream in unison, spelling out […]A night out with Kneecap, Ireland’s political hip-hop rebels
‘UPROAR’ : Teenagers singing “Oh Ah Up The RA”. ‘SILENCE’ : Teenagers and children marching in UVF uniforms commemorating a UVF murderers. The children can be seen clearly ‘Glorifying UVF Terrorism’!!! ‘.
Take a look at this post… ‘Larne FC suspends player ‘with immediate effect’ for wearing top that appears to show pro-IRA slogan’.
Ex-Celtic star John Herron SUSPENDED after wearing ‘pro IRA t-shirt’ in a ‘celebration of terrorism’
FORMER Celtic midfielder John Herron has been suspended by his current club Larne and is at the centre of an investigation by the Irish FA after he was seen wearing an alleged ‘pro-IRA t-shirt.’ Larne FC have taken the action after an image appeared on social media appearing to show the former Scotland under-21 international wearing the item. The image was circulated on social media Herron made two first team appearances for Celtic Herron, 28, came through the youth ranks at Celtic and broke into the first team picture during the 2012/13 season. He made two league appearances for the Hoops before moving on to Blackpool in 2015. After spells at Dunfermline and Raith, Herron headed to Glentoran in 2018 before joining fellow NIFL Premiership side Larne two years ago where he’s been a key part of the team. An image surfaced on social media last night that has courted controversy. [read-more title=”READ MORE FOOTBALL” article_ids=”0,7979495″ shortcode_id=”1d8db111-3489-4c1d-9a20-8c0a8cfbd99c” /] The picture allegedly shows Herron wearing a t-shirt which carries pro-IRA words. It appears to refer to lyrics of a Wolfe Tones song called “Celtic Symphony,” which say: “Ooh ah up the Ra, say ooh ah up the Ra.” ‘Ra’ is often used as a shortened term for ‘IRA’. Before Larne made the decision, Herron was blasted by the MP for North Down, Stephen Farry. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in Football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The Alliance Party Deputy Leader posted on Twitter: “The picture of Larne FC player, John Herron, wearing a pro-IRA tee-shirt on social media is sickening. “There must be zero tolerance of the celebration of terrorism, whether that is Republican or Loyalist. “The club and IFA need to investigate and take appropriate action.” SunSport approached Larne FC and the Irish FA for comment following the circulation of the image. This morning, Larne announced they had taken the decision to suspend Herron with immediate effect. The club said: “Following the circulation of an image online yesterday evening, Larne Football Club can confirm John Herron has been suspended with immediate effect. “For the period of his suspension, John will not represent the club in fixtures at any level. An investigation into this incident is now underway. “We have shown that we are an inclusive football club for all, demonstrated not only in words but also by our extensive work in the local community. “There is no room for behaviour which falls outside of this ethos and we fully expect members, players and anyone associated with the club to reflect these standards at all times. [read-more title=”Read More on The Sun” article_ids=”9317817,9318568″ shortcode_id=”b78de065-779f-492c-a048-36e56368fa13″ /] “We will be making no further comment until the investigation has been completed.” An Irish FA spokesperson said: “We are aware of the image that is being circulated and can confirm that the matter will be investigated accordingly by the association.” Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football pageEx-Celtic star John Herron SUSPENDED after wearing ‘pro IRA t-shirt’ in a ‘celebration of terrorism’
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