Wednesday 26 October 2016

How social media reacted to the news that Irish boxer Michael O'Reilly failed drugs test

Published 04/08/2016 | 18:33

Michael O'Reilly Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Michael O'Reilly Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

News that an Irish boxer had failed a drugs test broke this afternoon online and social media was quick to respond.

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Gold medal hopeful Paddy Barnes took to Twitter to ask the reporter who broke the story for the Irish Examiner to name and shame the boxer responsible.

He wrote: "Who is it? You know so let us boxers know"

A short time later the newspaper did just that and identified O'Reilly as the boxer at the centre of the scandal.

The revelation sparked a massive response from bloggers who reacted with a mixture of shock and anger.

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