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Northern Ireland Back Sean McComb As "Innocent Victim" In Nightclub Incident

Northern Ireland Back Sean McComb As "Innocent Victim" In Nightclub Incident
By Gavin Cooney
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Northern Ireland's Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) say that their boxer Sean McComb is an "innocent victim" of a nightclub disturbance in Australia.

Queensland Police released a statement on Tuesday stating that McComb had been fined and issued a banning order following a disturbance at Surfers' Paradise nightclub.


Following an investigation in which they reviewed CCTV footage and spoke to the boxer, the NICGC have said that McComb is an "innocent victim". They have released the following statement.

The NICGC has brought these concerns to the attention of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Queensland Police.

Queensland Police have been asked to fast track a review of their decisions.

The NICGC has reviewed the latest evidence and determined that team sanctions will not be taken against Sean in relation to this incident and we can confirm that he remains an integral member of the boxing squad and the wider team.

In our opinion he is an innocent victim in this matter and he retains the full support of the NICGC.

We are disappointed that the reputation of the athlete and the NICGC is being impugned, and we want to ensure that every opportunity is available to resolve this matter.

To this end, legal advice is being sought and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is being kept informed.

McComb was knocked out of the Commonwealth Games at the last 16 stage by England's Luke McCormack.


The Belfast boxer was profiled by this website last year, which you can read here.

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