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Countrywide campaign begins to send Match Attax cards to bullied Cork boy

Published 01/04/2015 | 12:56

A campaign to send 'Match Attax' cards to the boy with special needs who was mercilessly bullied in Co Cork has been started by Ryan Tubridy on 2FM.

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The young boy, who has autism, was forced to expose himself by a group of teens who first forced twigs down his throat.

The group of teenagers filmed the attack, which shocked residents of the Cork town when the boy's mother discovered it on Facebook. The video has now been removed.

A local shopkeeper said the boy was "inoffensive" and often calls into his shop to buy Match Attax cards.

"It's bad enough to do this.. but to someone who can't protect themselves?"

Following a discussion on the story on his 2FM show, Tubridy took to his Facebook page to ask listeners to send Match Attax cards to the young man.

If you wish to send Match Attax cards to the young boy who was put through a humiliating ordeal in Carrigaline, Cork yesterday, you can post them to Mace, Waterpark, Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

Posted by Tubridy 2fm on Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Several people have already promised to send some cards to the local shop, who will make sure he gets them.

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