Cork City have released a statement this evening, condemning the actions of supporters who directed abusive chants at Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley.
The two sides played out a dramatic game at Turner's Cross tonight, with the home side winning thanks to a late goal from Ruairi Keating. It was a match not short on controversy, with three Rovers players sent off over the course of the 90 minutes.
While it was a positive night for Cork City on the pitch, they have moved to condemn the words of some of their fans away from the field of play.
Cork City condemn chants directed at Stephen Bradley
They would release a statement on Twitter to address the chants that were directed at Stephen Bradley soon after the game. The club would go on to say that they would assist the authorities in identifying the supporters in questions
Cork City FC wish to unreservedly condemn the actions of a handful of individuals who directed disgusting abuse at Shamrock Rovers Manager Stephen Bradley from outside the stadium shortly after tonight’s match.
The club will work with all relevant authorities to identify those…
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) May 26, 2023
Cork City FC wish to unreservedly condemn the actions of a handful of individuals who directed disgusting abuse at Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley from outside the stadium shortly after tonight's match.
The club will work with all relevant authorities to identify those involved and take the appropriate action against those involved.
On behalf of the club, we wish to apologise to Mr Bradley for the actions of these individuals.
The Irish Examiner would report that the chants in question were related to his son, who was has been suffering with illness in recent times.
Speaking after the game, the Rovers boss called for lifetime bans for the fans involved and said he would be making a report to the authorities on the matter.
It’s disgusting. I’m going to put in a report to the police. Singing about my son... You take stick. As a football person, that comes with it. That’s your job and that’s fine.
But speaking about a sick nine-year-old is disgusting and Cork City should be ashamed of them. I want them banned for life. That’s disgusting. That has no place in football or society. That’s disgusting behaviour.
Not the type of scenes that should unfold at any match.