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Official Dublin GAA Twitter issues apology after getting criticised for 'pathetic' Lee Keegan black card tweet

Cian Murray

Published 01/10/2016 | 19:24

Lee Keegan of Mayo, right, is shown a black card by referee Maurice Deegan
Lee Keegan of Mayo, right, is shown a black card by referee Maurice Deegan

Dublin GAA's official Twitter page has received an online backlash for its half-time Tweet in relation to Mayo's Lee Keegan.

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The Mayo wing-back received a black card after his tussle with Dublin forward, Diarmuid Connolly.

The tweet appeared seconds after Lee Keegan was blackcarded in the first half
The tweet appeared seconds after Lee Keegan was blackcarded in the first half

Dublin GAA's official Twitter page reacted at half-time with a animated picture of a blond actress waving goodbye to Keegan.

The reaction on social media has been largely negative, with one fan calling it "literally the most embarrassing thing [I have] ever seen on Twitter in regards to GAA."

Another called it "classless", while another follower said the Tweet was "pathetic."

The Tweet was deleted approximately a half hour after the final whistle was blown. 

They later apologised for any offence caused.

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