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Shane Duffy Responds To Criticism Following Tribute To Martin McGuinness

Shane Duffy Responds To Criticism Following Tribute To Martin McGuinness
By Balls Team

Shane Duffy was one of those paying tribute to Martin McGuinness on Tuesday morning. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland passed away overnight at the age of 66.

The Ireland international, like McGuinness, hails from Derry. Duffy called McGuinness a 'true hero' to many like him.

Duffy currently plays for Championship side Brighton, a town which was attacked by the IRA in 1984.

Five people were killed when the IRA bombed the Grand Brighton Hotel during a Conservative Party conference.

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Duffy's association with the town and McGuinness' with the IRA led to the 25-year-old receiving some criticism for his tribute.

Duffy did not remain quiet following the negativity, saying that he will 'always stand by what and who I support.'

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