A South African woman who has lived in Ireland for 15 years and is, in fact, an Irish citizen has been subjected to some absolutely disgraceful behaviour in Kerry.
The woman named Beverley was minding her own business along with her Irish husband Dermot in Tralee, but while she was attaching a Kerry flag to her car, a passerby aggressively told her to get her "filthy hands" off of the flag.
Speaking to Radio Kerry, Beverley explained that people around them initially thought they had gotten into a row, but the racial abuse was totally unprovoked:
Everybody came to a standstill. They thought maybe we had the argument with him. We did not. He was the one who had a problem with us, over me handling the flag.
We just left there. We got into the car and we were shocked.
This is the type of thing you would hope that those from a different background would not have to put up with in Ireland in the year 2015, but unfortunately that seems not to be the case.
Donal O'Leary, Chairman of Kerry Supporters Club, has since come out and condemned the behaviour, and Beverley has revealed that the incident won't stop her from supporting her county going forward.
via Irish Examiner.