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'I was just looking at the son trying to imagine how anybody could bring up a child to have that level of hate towards anybody'

A Catholic living in Crossmaglen, one of the very few black players operating in the Irish League and the opposition player most likely to inflict major damage, Joey Cunningham was the easiest of targets for boo boys on the terraces. In the first of a two-part interview, Neil Loughran looks at the making of a man who always knew he was different…

‘I was aware that I wasn’t the same as all my friends. It’s just an in-built thing. You look different, you know that...’ - Joey Cunningham was the target of racist and sectarian abuse at times during his career in the Irish League
“F**k away off you black Fenian bastard” IMAGINE, just for one second, hearing those words on a Saturday afternoon out at your local soccer club. Imagine standing next to or near t[...]

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