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Irish player Gary Deegan suspended for alleged pro-IRA tweet

The former Bohemians midfielder has since apologised for his controversial post.

Deegan's club Coventry were relegated to League One last season.
Deegan's club Coventry were relegated to League One last season.

EX-LEAGUE OF Ireland player Gary Deegan has been suspended by Coventry for allegedly posting a pro-IRA slogan on Twitter.

The Dublin-born player allegedly tweeted ‘Up the RA’ to teammate James McPake, who had been called up for international duty by Northern Ireland.

Deegan has been suspended for two weeks while Coventry City investigate the matter, despite the player apologising for his behaviour.

A statement issued by the club read:

“Coventry City confirm that Gary Deegan has been suspended from training for a period of two weeks whilst further investigations take place into comments on Twitter social networking site.

‘Neither the player nor the club will be making any further statement whilst internal investigations are on-going.”

Deegan’s Twitter page appears to have been deactivated following the incident.

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