Bernard O’Byrne, a dedicated and enthusiastic promoter in the Irish Sports scene and Basketball Ireland CEO wrote jokingly “Black Dives Matter” on a BBC News Facebook post about Raheem Sterling being awarded a penalty against Denmark. His comment has since been deleted and he’s apologised for an “error in judgement” reports Newstalk.
However Mr. O’Byrne’s apology may not be good enough as he finds himself in the spotlight of the Irish woke-zone.
In a state meant by Sport Ireland who funded Basketball Ireland €740,000 in 2021, they stated “Sport Ireland notes the apology of Bernard O’Byrne, CEO of Basketball Ireland, following inappropriate remarks he made recently on social media. Mr O’Byrne’s remarks were deeply disappointing as all National Governing Bodies and their representatives are expected to promote sport in an inclusive manner and to show leadership on the issue of inclusion.
“Sport Ireland places a strong emphasis on the promotion of diversity and inclusion at all levels, and in all areas of sport”.
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