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02 Dec 2021

GPA speaks out about Twitter use after Louth controversy

GPA Chief executive Dessie Farrell has spoken out about the use of Twitter after three Louth players used the social media site to blast referee Derek Fahy at the weekend.

GPA Chief executive Dessie Farrell has spoken out about the use of Twitter after three Louth players used the social media site to blast referee Derek Fahy at the weekend.

Darren Clarke, Ronan Carroll and Derek Crilly all took to the site on Saturday night to criticise the Longford official following the Wee County’s controversial defeat to Westmeath on Saturday evening.

Speaking at Croke Park yesterday, Farrell said: “We have encouraged players to be very, very careful of their attitude to twitter.

“And just to draw breath on occasion and reflect. And maybe leave it to the following morning or 24 hours before they actually put pen to paper, to so speak.”

The Louth trio could face suspension if they are charged with bringing the game into disrepute and could also be forced to apologise to Fahy.

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