A female Shamrock Rovers fan is facing jail if proved to be guilty of sending a racist tweet aimed at the club’s right-back (Kerrea Gilbert).
The situation has drawn the attention of the Garda Racial & Intercultural Unit. The fan allegedly tweeted in the aftermath of Rovers’ 3-1 defeat to Drogheda United in Saturday’s EA Sports Cup final at Tallaght Stadium when Gilbert was badly at fault for two goals.
The fan is said to have referred to Gilbert as a ”monkey c***” and the tweet has been sent to anti-racism campaigners Show Racism the Red Card, who informed the Gardaí.
In on the pitch news, Rovers return to league action when they play host to Dundalk in Friday night’s Airtricity League, Premier Division game.
Graham Gartland and Conor Winn both remain out of the Hoops squad with back injuries, while Pat Sullivan is suspended for the game.