Monday 26 February 2018

A novel way to park the statue controversy

Sean Russell statue in Fairview, Dublin
Sean Russell statue in Fairview, Dublin
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

You'd swear we have no domestic controversies of our own, such is our insatiable desire to import them from other countries.

The current statue hoopla in the States managed to wend its wearisome way across the Atlantic in the last few weeks with the fuss over some Cork fans flying the Confederate flag.

Inevitably, there were people who care about neither Cork nor the GAA suddenly exercised about the appearance of 'neo-Nazi flags' in Croke Park and demanding that anyone with the offending symbol be removed and banned from further games.

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