Tipperary Man Given Lengthy Ban From GAA Following Racist Remarks To Wexford’s Lee Chin

It is well documented now that Wexford hurler, Lee Chin, was on the receiving end of racial abuse recently…

In a challenge game against Tipperary earlier this month, a Tipperary hurling supporter racially abused Lee Chin.

As could be seen and heard from the video which then surfaced online, it sparked a strong reaction from the Wexford players led by Rory O’Connor who confronted the man on the side-line.

The referee was forced to end the game prematurely as a result.

The Sunday World revealed last week that the Tipperary man who racially abused Lee Chin has since sent the Wexford man a letter of apology.

The Irish Examiner have today reported that the GAA have handed the Tipperary businessman a 48-week ban, in line with the GAA’s guidelines.

The Irish Examiner also reports that:

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

Some fans have expressed their anger at the length of the ban, with some stating that it’s not long enough, that it’s too lenient, and that the spectator should not be allowed near a GAA pitch ever again.

RTE pundit, and former Kilkenny hurler, Jackie Tyrrell, also expressed his anger at the ban and stated that “it’s not good enough” while calling on the GAA to “do better.”

Speaking to the Sunday World, Wexford chairman Micháel Martin does not believe that there will be a Garda investigation until Wexford’s GAA season has concluded, noting that the Wexford hurler does not want to impede Championship preparations with an investigation.

It’s not the first time Chin has suffered racial abuse in the GAA and he has spoken out about it before, and how his family also receive it.

Wexford Weekly
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