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McCartney condemns threat against Celtic player Paddy McCourt

12 January, 2011 - by Raymond McCartney


Sinn Fein's Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned those responsible for threatening Celtic and formerDerry City FC Player Paddy McCourt who had bullets addressed to him sent through the post. His comments follow the discovery of thepackage at a Glasgow sorting office.


McCartney said


“I condemn outright whoever was behind sending this package which contained bullets to Paddy McCourt. This follows on from similar packages being discovered addressed to Neil Lennon and Niall McGinn at a sorting office earlier in the week.


“Paddy McCourt is a great ambassador for Derry city and for soccer alike. His dedication and success in the sport continues to be an inspiration to younger sports people and lifts their expectations of themselves and what they can achieve, given the proper application.


Raymond McCartney continued


“This sort of nonsense needs to stop .There is no place for this in sport.


“The last thing Paddyand his family needs are for incidents such as this taking place.I am sure that everyone in the city will be disgusted by this incident and offer Paddy and his family circle our entire support." ends

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