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Northern Ireland set to boot disgraced Kyle Lafferty out of Nations League squad

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Kyle Lafferty is about to be sent home in disgrace from the Northern Ireland international squad.

On Wednesday a video clip surfaced showing his making an ‘alleged’ sectarian comment to a Celtic fan.

Kilmarnock announced an investigation into the clip but before that has been completed big Laffs is about to be shown the red card by his country.

The Belfast Telegraph reports:

Northern Ireland star Kyle Lafferty is battling to save his career after a video emerged on social media of the striker appearing to make an alleged sectarian remark.

The Irish FA are set to axe the 34-year-old from Ian Baraclough’s squad ahead of Saturday’s Nations League, while his club Kilmarnock announced they have launched an investigation into the incident.

Footage posted online, which has been widely circulated, shows a man going up to Lafferty in a bar and appearing to ask for a photograph which the former Rangers man happily poses for.

As the ‘fan’ moves away he appears to say “Up the Celts” directly at Lafferty who initially turns his head before responding with an alleged sectarian and derogatory comment.

An Irish FA source told the Belfast Telegraph: “It is a complete set-up, but you can’t respond with that type of language. It is appalling.”

There was nothing ‘completely set up’ about Lafferty’s reply. He could have laughed it off or used a football related comment or insult, he chose a different direction knowing full well that video clips can often damage careers.

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  • Tony B says:

    This is the true unacceptable face of Scottish football, tolerated and celebrated by the likes of hypocrites Fat Shally and Sourness.

    It’ll be interesting to see their opinions on this.

  • Bhoy4life says:

    Many Celtic players, Broony for one, have been mugged like this before by Newco fans.
    Not one of them has responded to it in that fashion.
    Lafferty by name, certainly not Laugherty by nature.
    As for trying to save his career…he’s been trying to do that for a decade or more.

  • John S says:

    The Banter Years. They just go on forever.

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