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"Scumbag" car clamper threatened to knife Ireland rugby player Sean Cronin in the neck

Published 14/04/2015

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Co. Kildare 27/1/2015
Sean Cronin Mandatory Credit ?INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Co. Kildare 27/1/2015 Sean Cronin Mandatory Credit ?INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Irish Six Nations star Sean Cronin has revealed that a Dublin street clamper threatened to knife him in the neck following a confrontation.

Cronin, who was involved in Ireland's recent Six Nations success, branded Dublin's street clampers as "complete cowboys and absolute scumbags" on Twitter yesterday.

Yesterday, we brought you the story where MMA star Cathal Pendred revealed his anger and frustration after he was clamped in the city and that provoked a reaction from Cronin who weighed in with his own story.

"Complete cowboys mate, a clamper threatened to knife me in the neck recently after I argued with them, absolute scumbags," Cronin tweeted to Pendred.

Pendred had earlier tweeted his frustration when he was clamped outside his Dublin apartment.

"These scumbags have clamped me at my own apartment again. Put a warning notice on at 7:45am & clamped me 1 hour later," said Pendred on the social media platform.

But the MMA hardman found a solution to his problem and shared it with his thousands of online followers.

"FACT: Cut off a private company clamp & nothing will be done. They'd be entitle to reimbursement for the lock, but won't go to court for €5."

While Pendred was referring to a private clamping company in his tweet, it is unclear whether Cronin's confrontation was with a private firm or a local authority.

A spokesperson for Leinster rugby told the Irish Daily Star: "(This is) a personal issue to Sean and (we) won't be pursuing it further or looking for more information."

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