Cork City have taken serious action against two individuals involved in chants directed at Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley, when the two sides met last Friday.
The chants specifically referenced Stephen Bradley son, who is currently battling leukemia, and were widely condemned among the League of Ireland community, and by many Cork City supporters.
Bradley himself called for severe action to be taken and spoke with Gardaí in Cork after the incident. The Rovers manager also advised the perpetrators to spend time in a children's cancer ward so that they "understand that what they've said is unacceptable."
This afternoon, Cork City released a statement saying that two of the culprits have been handed life time bans:
Cork City FC can confirm that two individuals have received lifetime bans from Turner's Cross as a result of their actions after last week’s game against Shamrock Rovers.
Both persons have admitted their involvement in directing abuse at Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley and have apologised for their behaviour.
Cork City Hand Out Life Time Bans After Disgusting Song Aimed At Stephen Bradley
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) June 1, 2023
"Investigations into the matter by the relevant authorities are ongoing, and Cork City FC has offered our full support and cooperation with this process," the statement continued.
"The club wishes to reiterate its zero tolerance policy with regard to abuse of this nature.
"We also commend all of those who have shown their support and solidarity with Stephen Bradley and his family in the aftermath of this incident."