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Poll: Should the GAA allow refs to wear 'gay pride' wristbands?

Or, for that matter, any other wristbands or symbols that could be construed as sending a political message?

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GAA REFEREE DAVID Gough was banned from wearing a gay pride ‘rainbow’ wrist-band while on duty in last night’s Dublin v Tyrone clash at Croke Park.

The Sunday Independent reports that he was initially given permission, but that officials later went back on their decision – saying the association didn’t allow political statements.

A GAA spokesperson told the paper it was a “black and white” rule, and that the issue was currently a political one as a result of the decision to hold a referendum on same sex marriage.

What do you think?

Poll Results:

What's the harm? It should be allowed. (7127)
All wristbands, symbols etc. should be banned. (5857)
I don't know/no opinion. (791)

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