Fitzpatrick condemns attack on Milk cup team

Alliance Coleraine Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick has condemned the attack on the building where Milk cup competitors Crumlin United from Dublin where staying. Stones where thrown at the building in Cromore Court, Coleraine on Monday night and it is also believed that sectarian abuse was shouted at them.

Cllr Fitzpatrick said: “The Milk cup is an international tournament that has put Northern Ireland on the world stage for all the right reasons. But the people who threw stones at this building and who made sectarian remarks have absolutely no place at this tournament and are clearly still living in caves.

“For 26 years teams from around the world have come here and gone home reporting of the good experience that they have had here. I hope that this team realise that those who carried out the attack are a minority that is getting smaller every day.

“The fact that the team have had to be moved by tournament organisers to stay at another place shows the seriousness of this issue. I hope this has not spoiled the tournament for Crumlin United and I wish them all the best for the rest of their matches.”


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