I was surprised by the length of time it took Tony Fearon (Write Back, August 16) to respond to the Darren Graham debate.
I was not surprised, however, by Mr Fearon's typical (political tennis) approach.
He has tried to equate the issue to Neil Lennon's international career in order to put the blame somehow back into the Northern Ireland football arena. (Not soccer - soccer is an Americanism for a British invention called football relating to a game played predominately by one's foot).
Football is a totally integrated, non-religious sport spoiled by a few thugs nobody wants to be linked to.
Until the GAA sorts this sorry mess out, it will be looked upon as the complete opposite and I'm afraid to say at this moment in time its appears to be guilty of everything football isn't.
The main difference is that the anti Neil Lennon campaign was directed off the field of play by people with no desire to see our wee country progress.
He wasn't chastised by Northern Ireland supporters at matches nor was he harrassed by other players on opposing teams - never mind his own team, unlike the Darren Graham incident.
I hope for the sake of sport in general that the GAA takes this to the roof.
The only similarity is that neither occurrence should ever happen.
Finally, the IFA has been outstanding in the 'Give sectarianism the boot' campaign and continues to be so. How dare Mr Fearon accuse Northern Ireland?
Yet again, change your record.