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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Croke Park has condemned the racist abuse of Wexford county star Lee Chin in a club championship game.
Two members of the Duffy Rovers team were banned for two months each following incidents in their defeat to Mr Chin’s side, Sarsfields, in April.
Mr Chin, wing-back on the side which defeated Longford in the Leinster SFC quarter-final replay on June 10, was left shocked by the attack.
Last night, Croke Park issued a statement expressing dismay at the treatment of the dual star.
"The GAA condemns activity such as the recent incident investigated by the Wexford County Board.
"We are an anti-sectarian, anti-racist association and our games are open to people of all backgrounds.
"There is no room for behaviour of this nature and it flies in the face of our respect initiative, our inclusion and integration strategy, and the work overseen by our full-time national inclusion officer."
Mr Chin has been named on the Wexford team to play Kilkenny in tonight’s Leinster U21 hurling championship semi-final in Nowlan Park.
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