Sky news journalist and presenter Enda Brady has written a short post on his employer's website responding to those who have abused him online for supporting England in the 2018 World Cup.
Brady is from Enniscorthy, but like many people born in Ireland he supports Liverpool and has lived and worked in England for decades. He hasn't quite lost his Irish accent, however, and this coupled with the fact that he is in Russia to cover the tournament for Sky News has led to a series of abusive tweets since the tournament began.
Brady had a short message for his trolls:
This is a polite message to all of the people who have taken the time to find me online over the last five weeks in Russia and send me abuse. I'll keep it simple for you - I'm getting paid to be at a World Cup and you're on your laptop. Truly one of the funniest things about covering this tournament has been the number of nasty messages I've received from people who were too scared to come out here. Maybe it's time to get off your little computer, put down your newspaper and broaden your outlook.
Brady went on to reveal that he has been abused by "keyboard warriors" from England, Ireland, and Scotland, pondering why they would elect to do so.
I've spent 25 years studying, working and living in England and if I want to wish the team well, I will.
They're a great bunch of lads who have been brilliant ambassadors for their country out here. It has been a privilege covering their time here....
...I've enjoyed watching English football over the years and like millions of migrants, I've made a life in England. And I'm proud of it. I support Liverpool, I love sport and I enjoy my job.
The full piece can be read here.