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The Angry Mayo Fan Who 'Done Nothing Wrong' Is Not Happy With His Year Ban

The Angry Mayo Fan Who 'Done Nothing Wrong' Is Not Happy With His Year Ban
Mark Farrelly
By Mark Farrelly
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Yesterday, it was widely reported that Mick Barrett, the Mayo pitch invader, had been handed a one-year ban by the GAA. However the news of this decision came as a big surprise to the man himself.

Barrett claims that he knew nothing of the proceedings until he read about it in the paper. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Barrett said:

I got whispers that something was happening but the first I heard about a ban was in the paper on Wednesday morning.

I was never called to any meeting or never received any letter or contact about a ban.


He also spoke about how he is planning to appeal the decision. Barrett then – and this is the funny bit – claimed that he hadn't done anything wrong:

I don’t think I have done anything wrong. But in saying that, there has been mixed reaction to what I did, here in Mayo — some people thought I did the right thing and others thought I didn’t.

earth to matilda meme

Eh earth to Matilda, you fecking invaded the pitch in the middle of an All Ireland semi-final! It took five stewards and a woman to get you off! You can't be doing that.

Barrett then had the temerity to blame others, for not keeping him off the pitch:


But the first thing I would say is that it wouldn’t have happened if the game had been played in Croke Park — where it should have been — and not in Limerick. There is no way I would have been allowed anywhere near the pitch in Croke Park.

I swear to God, I had to double check that this wasn't the Examiner's first attempt at satire.



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