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A GAA player has received hate mail over support for Yes vote on marriage referendum

Donegal’s Eamonn McGee has made the revelation today.

Donegal footballer Eamonn McGee.
Donegal footballer Eamonn McGee.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

DONEGAL FOOTBALLER EAMON McGee has received hate mail in the wake of declaring his support for a Yes vote in next Friday’s marriage equality referendum.

McGee made the revelation in The Sunday Times today in an interview with journalist Michael Foley.

“There’s been letters to the house with no names on them saying that I’m going to hell and leading the people of Ireland to hell, all this off-the-wall stuff.

“Obviously you’d prefer it didn’t happen but I feel I’m doing the right thing.  I’m happy I can look back that I stood by principles I believe in.”

McGee is one of several high profile GAA players who have publicly called for a Yes vote in the referendum. Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll and Michael Darragh MacAuley along with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea are others to have declared their support along with the Gaelic Players’ Association.

Dublin’s Ger Brennan and Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin have both supported the no campaign.

McGee will be in action today as Donegal face Tyrone in the opening round of the Ulster championship.

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