Ad Appears In Belfast Newspaper Calling For Jackson & Olding To Never Play Again

“Concerned fans.”

A group of 139 people paid for an advertisement in the Belfast Telegraph over the weekend, calling for Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson to never play for Ireland or Ulster again.

The open letter appeared in Friday’s edition of the newspaper, the same day Ulster took on Edinburgh in the PRO14. It says the content of Olding and Jackson’s social media exchanges was “reprehensible.”

It demands both players never represent Ireland or Ulster again and says that they “expect an answer” to the letter.

“To the leadership of the Irish Rugby Football Union and Ulster Rugby…The content of social media exchanges involving Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding was reprehensible.

“Such behaviour falls far beneath the standard that your organisations represent and as such we demand that neither of these men represents Ulster or Ireland now or at any point in the future.

“We expect an answer to this letter.”

“Yours, concerned fans.”

Both Jackson and Olding were found not guilty last month. A petition was also set-up over the weekend by fans on the other side of the fence, calling for both players be reinstated immediately.