Kellie Harrington fallout shows sponsors need to address stars who go off script

Boxer Kellie Harrington celebrates winning gold at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

John McGee

As Irish Olympic gold medal winner Kellie Harrington and retailer Spar found out earlier this week, sponsorship, sports, and politics often make for uncomfortable bedfellows and are never more than one tweet away from controversy.