Leinster Confirm Fan Removed During Clash With Ulster Following Alleged ‘Sectarian’ Incident
No place for it.
Disappoiting news has emerged today that Gardaí were forced to remove a spectator in an alleged ‘sectarian’ incident during yesterday’s Champions Cup quarter-final between Leinster and Ulster at the Aviva Stadium.
What exactly happened during the incident remains unclear, but Leinster have released a statement to say there is “no place in sport or society” for what happened and that stewards and Gardaí dealt with it accordingly.
“Leinster Rugby is aware of an isolated incident during yesterday’s game which was dealt with at the time by stewards and by Gardaí. There is no place in sport or in our society for any form of physical or verbal abuse.” a statement read
And in a follow-up statement, the defending European champions asked for the unwelcome abuse not to be the narrative in what was a “special day” for Irish Rugby aside from that one isolated incident.
“Thank you to the vast majority of the 51,700 who sang, roared, cheered and urged both teams on in what was a hugely special day for Irish rugby.” Leinster added
“Let that be the narrative.”
Thank you to the vast majority of the 51,700 who sang, roared, cheered and urged both teams on in what was a hugely special day for Irish rugby. Let that be the narrative. #KickItOut #ShoulderToShoulder #LEIvULS pic.twitter.com/x8roFHBfAc
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) March 31, 2019