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Bernard O’Byrne apologises for ‘an error of judgement’.

Jul 9, 2021

BERNARD OBYRNE, the CEO of Basketball Ireland, has apologised for a comment made on social media following Englands Euro 2020 win over Denmark.
OByrne posted Black Dives Matter in reference to the decision to award a penalty for a foul on Raheem Sterling, which led to Englands winning goal.
The comment on Facebook, which was made from his personal account, has since been deleted.
My choice of words commenting on a penalty incident were not thought out, said OByrne, who was chief executive of the FAI in the 1990s and early 2000s.
It was an error of judgement and I wholeheartly [sic] apologise for the comments.
In a statement issued on Thursday evening, Basketball Ireland said: Basketball Ireland CEO Bernard OByrne has deleted a recent social media post, which made reference to an incident at Euro 2020. The comment was made from his personal account.
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Basketball Ireland would like to stress its ongoing commitment to inclusion and basketballs diverse community, which has been led by Mr OByrne in recent years.
Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud
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