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Black card potent weapon in fight against cynicism

Published 06/08/2013 | 05:00

Eugene McGee is chairman of the Football Review Committee.
Eugene McGee is chairman of the Football Review Committee.

THE black card... remember it? In my innocence, I was trying to forget it myself once the 71pc of GAA Congress delegates in Derry last March voted to implement it from January 2014.

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But then came the Sean Cavanagh rugby-style tackle on Conor McManus and all hell broke loose in the stadium, in the media and with rank and file football supporters.

Naturally, Monaghan supporters – and it seems many neutrals – were demanding further sanction for such offences other than a free and yellow card.

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