Cyrus Christie Hits Back At Online Racist Abuse

Cyrus Christie Hits Back At Online Racist Abuse
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

21 Nov 2017

Republic Of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has spoken out about the online racist abuse he received off the back of last week's World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark.

The abuse was brought to light after revelations by team-mate James McClean, and it emerged the comments had brought Christie to tears.

In a statement to Twitter, the Middlesborough defender said the incident last week was NOT isolated:

His statement has led to a number of Irish players past and present to publicly support Christie, including Paul McGrath.

The FAI also issued their support:

 

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Christie has called on the Irish fans to help combat racism, adding that the people who have racially abused him 'are not representative of our fans or our sport'.