GAA Issue 48 Week Suspension To Man Who Racially Abused Wexford Hurling Captain

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The GAA has issued a 48 week suspension to the man who racially abused the Captain of the Wexford senior Hurling team, Lee Chin, during a  recent challenge match.

The game between Tipperary and Wexford was a fundraiser for Carrick on Suir native Ryan O’Dwyer who suffered life changing injuries in a car accident in July 2022.

The Central Competitions Control Committee considered the referees report and video evidence in making the decision. It is understood that the man, a member of the GAA, has since written a letter of apology to Lee Chin for his comments.

Under the rule of the organisation any act by deed, word or gesture of a racist, sectarian or anti-inclusion/diversity nature on an official or opponent is a Category VI charge.

The individual has been charged accordingly but may have their punishment reduced by the GAA to 24 weeks upon completing an appropriate course of training or education, which can be completed online.