The sporting world’s reaction to Brexit; James McClean account deleted after tweet

Sports stars throughout Ireland and the UK have reacted with shock to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU.

British sports stars will be most affected and there has been an overwhelmingly negative online reaction.

Given that Northern Ireland voted to Remain, it’s no surprise that Rory McIlroy is unimpressed with the result.

Ireland international and Derry native James McClean initially appeared to welcome the news in a tweet, but his account has since been deleted.

Many Irish stars have also expressed shock at the news

There’s even been a suggestion that applying GAA rules could have avoided the whole thing.

It remains to be seen what effect the result will have on sport in Britain, with The Guardian suggesting today that the end of freedom of movement could have far-reaching consequences, particularly for the Premier League.

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