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Cork City hand out lifetime bans to two people involved in Stephen Bradley abuse

Cork City hand out lifetime bans to two people involved in Stephen Bradley abuse
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 27/5/2022 Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne Rovers’ head coach Stephen Bradley Mandatory Credit Β©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Following the horrific chanting aimed at Stephen Bradley during last weekend's clash between Shamrock Rovers and Cork City, two people have received lifetime bans from City matches.

A statement from the Cork club has confirmed that both people have admitted their involvement in the abuse, with the League of Ireland outfit taking necessary action.

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The chants in question were directly related to Bradley's son, who is battling leukaemia, and Cork City FC immediately moved to distance themselves from the individuals.

The club confirmed that investigations continue through relevant authorities and have commended fans who moved to support the Shamrock Rovers boss.

Following his side's defeat against their Munster rivals, Bradley said: “It’s disgusting! I’m going to put in a report to the police. Singing about my son. You take stick. As a football person, that comes with it. That’s your job, and that’s fine.

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“But speaking about a sick nine-year-old is disgusting, and Cork City should be ashamed of them. That has no place in football or society. That’s disgusting behaviour.”

 

City owner Dermot Usher has labelled the chanting "disgusting" and stated that they "crossed the line".

Speaking with Claire Byrne on Newstalk Breakfast and RTÉ radio after last weekend's game, Mr Usher could not believe that anybody would decide to say such horrendous things.

As reported by breakingnews.ie, he said: "I just can't believe that people think it's okay to actually chant the things that these guys said. For us as a club, we're a family club, we're trying to attract new fans to come and support the team."

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He went on to reiterate his apologies to Rovers while confirming that any person involved will be banned for life from the club grounds.

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