Tuesday 12 December 2017

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

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

Independent.ie newsdesk

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

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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