The Irish footballer who has played for FC Mayo has been forced to resign from the club after being targeted with racist graffiti in the city centre.
Read more:RTE’s Fergus O’Sullivan reports on the shocking incident in Dublin where a racist graffiti was spray painted on the walls of a building in an attempt to stop the footballer playing in their league game.
It is understood that the graffiti was spotted on the corner of St Catherine’s Street and Parnell Street in Dublin’s north inner city.
It was painted on an outside wall in a row of apartments which is situated between a bank and a supermarket.
“It was clearly not intended for a football supporter to get into and was in clear reference to the racist nature of the behaviour of some people in the area,” an FC Mayo spokesperson said.
“The club has decided to take the necessary steps to ensure that the club is able to continue playing football as normal.”FC Mayo said they were unable to immediately comment on the situation.
The Football Association said it was aware of the situation and the matter would be dealt with by the Football Association and the Football Commission.