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Wednesday 30 July 2014

GAA star abused over alleged gay porn role

Joyce Fegan

Published 03/04/2014|02:30

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The well-known footballer at the centre of the internet storm was set to play a match this Sunday and spoke about it on Twitter on Tuesday.
The well-known footballer at the centre of the internet storm was set to play a match this Sunday and spoke about it on Twitter on Tuesday.

A GAA star has been subject to a stream of homophobic abuse after allegedly appearing in a gay adult video.

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The video, which is pay-per-view, was uploaded last month and went viral online yesterday, with dozens of Twitter users passing comment.

Some accepted his apparent decision to appear in a pornographic film, but many hurled abuse or made crude jokes, while some expressed conern for the young man's well-being.

The man in the video uses a pseudonym, but his face is clearly visible. The well-known footballer at the centre of the internet storm was set to play a match this Sunday and spoke about it on Twitter on Tuesday.

But the father of one has since shut down his Twitter and Facebook accounts after receiving the torrent of abuse in response to online reports about him appearing in the film.

However, others were more supportive. One said: "I think the lads making fun are a crowd of idiots – obviously the man is in a bad, bad place!"

Another added: "Fair play ... whatever pays the bills."

The adult film is openly available on a well-known gay porn site where 'straight men' are convinced to engage in sex acts in exchange for money.

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