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Mickey Harte Apologises After Players Filmed Singing Rebel Song In Front Of Parade

Mickey Harte Apologises After Players Filmed Singing Rebel Song In Front Of Parade

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has issued an apology after a video emerged of some of his players singing a rebel song as a parade went past their bus.

The song, 'Come Out Ye Black And Tans', was played as the Lisgenny Flute Band passed. They are a local marching group based near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. It occurred after Tyrone defeated Cavan in Clones in their round 3 Gaelic football championship qualifier.

In a statement, Harte issued an apology "to anyone who has been offended by the unacceptable behaviour of some of the panel on Saturday evening."

The matter is being dealt with in-house and we won't be making any further comment.

The parade takes place at 8.30pm to avoid disrupting mass-goers.

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Per the BBC, DUP leader Arlene Foster has called on the matter to be dealt with 'sensibly' and hopes people can then 'move on.'

The Aughnacloy parade is an example of sharing where they don't start the parade until the Saturday evening Mass is over.

There must be respect on all sides if we are to build a shared future. I hope Tyrone GAA deal with this in a sensible way and we all move on.

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Maurice Brosnan

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