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Armagh Fan Is Determined To Bring Controversial Banner To Croke Park Again

Armagh Fan Is Determined To Bring Controversial Banner To Croke Park Again
By Conor Neville Updated

Last weekend, GAA officials (no doubt wearing wrap-around-shades) removed a highly political banner from Croke Park.

The banner, which was placed across a swathe of empty seats in the Canal End, proclaimed the message 'We Stand With Gaza'

Now the Armagh fan responsible for planting the banner has said he intends to do the same again this weekend.

The GAA, not previously regarded as censorious on these matters, said they removed the banner on the grounds that it displayed a 'non-sporting message'. According to one observer on the Armagh GAA forum, the banner was removed not by the normal yellow jacketed stewards but rather by mysterious 'men in green jackets.'

O'Neill told the Irish News that will bring the banner back to headquarters this weekend. However there will be some variation, as he insists that the message will be 'stronger this week.'

Palestinian flags were a common sight in Croke Park last Sunday when Mayo took on Cork, though this may have been because the colours of the Palestinian flag incorporate the Mayo colours rather than out of a sincere devotion to the Palestinian cause. After all, there was a suggestion that Cork supporters were overly enamoured of the old American confederacy.

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