Donegal officials are quite happy with the way the Tyrone County Board and manager Mickey Harte dealt with the ugly spitting incident at the end of Sunday’s Allianz League game in Omagh.
Tyrone chairman Ciaran McLaughlin and Mickey Harte visited the Donegal dressing room after the game and apologised to Karl Lacey, the Donegal player at the centre of the incident. Tyrone will conduct an investigation into the matter.
“If the Tyrone County Board apologised, that’s the correct thing to do. I have always said that any behaviour that makes anyone feel less good about themselves or about being involved in Gaelic games is abhorrent to me,” said the Donegal chairman, Sean Dunnion.
“I wouldn’t condone that type of behaviour and to spit at anyone is disgraceful behaviour.
“I really cannot understand the behaviour of anybody who insults or demeans anyone. It has no part in Gaelic games.”
Meanwhile, Karl Lacey, has drawn a line in the sand on the incident and has insisted that as far as he is concerned the matter is behind him.
He tweeted on Monday night: “I don’t want to get involved with yesterday’s incident...My focus is getting fit and back out on the pitch asap! End of subject!.”