Sunday 25 June 2017

When approval turned to criticism and blame

Wayne O'Connor documents how the row over Niamh Horan's article on women's rugby unfolded and looks at some of the series of heated statements on the issue on Twitter

Niamh Horan
Niamh Horan
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

THE Twittersphere exploded into a frenzy last week as readers took to social media to air their opinions on an article detailing Sunday Independent journalist Niamh Horan's training session with a women's rugby team.

The morning began with the club featured in the piece voicing their approval of the coverage.

On their Twitter account, Railway Union RFC said: "Great feature on the club in the Indo today, if a tad risqué with a few of the usual stereotypes thrown in! Great…"

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