Shane Duffy 'refused to remove Martin McGuinness tweet'
IRISH soccer star Shane Duffy has revealed he refused to delete a tweet praising Martin McGuinness following the Sinn Féin politician's death in March last year.
The 26-year-old from Derry said his club Brighton had asked him to remove the tweet which said: "More tragic news this morning, RIP Martin McGuinness a true hero for many of us god bless your family and close ones #ireland".
Brighton was targeted in a high-profile IRA bombing in 1984. Five people died after a bomb was planted at the Grand Brighton Hotel during a Conservative Party conference.
Duffy, who said he met Mr McGuinness a handful of times, told the Second Captains Podcast his club were "on my case".
"I said, 'No. It's my beliefs'," he said.
The footballer said Mr McGuinness "did a lot for Derry".