St Pat's contact Garda over abusive comments


Soccer:St Patrick’s Athletic have contacted the Garda in connection with comments made on social networking sites towards some of their players in the aftermath of their FAI Cup final defeat to Derry City on Sunday.

The Dublin club lost the decider 3-2 at the Aviva Stadium after extra time to extend their losing streak in to a 52nd year in the competition.

In a statement released this afternoon, the club condemned the comments directed at their players, and in particular goalkeeper Brendan Clarke, who conceded a second-half penalty during the final.

The statement read: “The players and staff of St Patrick’s Athletic wish to express our disgust at some of the comments made on social networking sites towards some of our players and in particular our goalkeeper Brendan Clarke following the FAI Ford Cup Final.

“The Club does not tolerate bullying or hatred of any kind towards any of our staff, players or fans and have contacted the Gardai in relation to the matter.

“The Club are carrying out a full investigation and the individuals will be brought in front of our disciplinary board.

“St Patrick’s Athletic are a family Club and are extremely proud at the success of our team this year and look forward to another successful season next year.”

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