Chaos At The Cross As Gardai Attempt To Take away ‘Delaney Out’ Flag
Footage has emerged of a scuffle between members of An Garda Siochana and Cork Metropolis supporters after a ‘Delaney Out’ flag was produced at their League of Eire recreation towards St Pats.
The Shed Finish in Turners Cross was boycotted as a part of an ongoing protest towards the previous chief government of the FAI, John Delaney, because the stand is formally often called the ‘Joe Delaney Stand’ , named after his father.
Nevertheless, the protests took an unpleasant flip when Gardai had been noticed trying to forcefully take away the ‘Delaney Out’ flag whereas a variety of Metropolis supporters had been additionally faraway from the stadium.
It’s thought that Sinn Féin TD and former Cork Metropolis board member, Jonathan O’Brien, was one of many folks eliminated by Gardai. O’Brien was one of many politicians to grill the FAI delegation at Wednesday’s Oireachtas Committee listening to and known as for Delaney’s resignation. His son was additionally reportedly concerned in tonight’s encounter.
A fairly stunning video doing the rounds of Gardai wading into Cork Metropolis followers, who had displayed a ‘Delaney Out’ flag.
— Mark McCadden (@markmccadden) April 12, 2019
The Cork Metropolis Unbiased Supporter Liaison Officers have condemned the removing of O’Brien from the stadium by a put up on social media.
We unilaterally condemn the forceful ejection of a former Cork Metropolis Board member and Chairman from the stadium tonight following a peaceable protest. Please allow us to not neglect our roots @CorkCityFC @FORASTrust . #CCFC84
— CCFC Unbiased SLO (@CCFC84_SLO) April 12, 2019
The previous chief government refused to reply questions earlier than the Oireachtas Committee earlier this week after looking for authorized counsel.
In the meantime, on the pitch, St Pats equalised within the 90th minute by Dean Clarke following a Graham Cummins penalty for Cork within the first half.