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Online petition to reinstate Jackie Fullerton at the BBC

By Nevin Farrell

Published 09/11/2015

Online appeal: Jackie Fullerton
Online appeal: Jackie Fullerton

An online petition has been launched calling for Jackie Fullerton to be reinstated by the BBC as a commentator on Northern Ireland's European Championship adventure next summer.

After the Belfast Telegraph revealed the BBC had pulled the plug on the popular Ballymena man, there was a groundswell of opinion calling for the 72-year-old to be allowed to travel to Paris.

Colin Ferguson from Ballyclare launched the 'Bring Back Jackie!' campaign on by saying Fullerton "has been a foundation of BBC NI Football coverage for many years.

"He has now been dropped as we prepare for our first ever Euro Finals. We appeal to BBC NI to reconsider."

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