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GAA player apologises over 'punch a Jew' tweet

Former County Tyrone footballer Tommy McGuigan is being investigated over the matter.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

A FORMER TYRONE GAA county footballer has been facing criticism over a tweet that encouraged his followers to ‘punch a Jew’.

The apology comes after the comments have made headlines on Israeli based news websites.

The comment placed on the player’s Twitter page read:

If you are lucky enough to know or work with a Jew, punch him right on the nose tomorrow.

screengrap anti semetic gaa Source: council matters

Speaking in the Tyrone Herald, former inter-county player McGuigan apologised and said the tweet had come in reaction to the conflict in Gaza:

“I apologise for any offence caused… you’re sitting there watching the news and you’re thinking this is not right… I am not in the public eye and it was just a joke to the people I hang around with.”

The comments were featured on Channel 7′s Israel National News. The station is owned the Arutz Sheva, a media network associated with Neo-Zionism.

It is understood the PSNI are investigating a formal complaint about the issue.

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