This comment comes from a reader who has given their details to The Editor.
IT is with growing concern that I have read comments on your online newspaper today in relation to the sale of bogus and fake Donegal GAA jerseys here in the county.
I wish to support the Donegal County Board in its stance against what amounts to theft.
I travel to each and every Donegal match, in the National League and in the Championship, and this evening there was no surprise to see queues of fair weather fans lining up to get tickets for this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.
No doubt the queues will be longer should Donegal beat Cork and we make it to the final.
I do not begrudge these fair weather fans one bit; I’m delighted to see them out supporting their county.
What I do despise however is the growing number of people trying to cash in on Donegal’s success; people producing copied jerseys and official-looking Donegal GAA gear.
When I buy official merchandise, I do so knowing that Jim McGuinness, his staff, his team, their clubs, their grassroots, their under-6 teams all benefit.
When people go out and buy imitation goods, the only people who profit are those who set out to line their own pockets.
Worse than that are those who believe this black market theft from the grassroots of gaelic games is a worthy and just exercise, somehow worthy of praise as some sort of rebellious activity.
These people are, in my opinion, nothing more than plastic fans with sad plastic lives.
If you don’t believe in gaelic games as they are, don’t follow them.
And don’t go on to Donegal Daily making stupid comments defending the indefensible.
JIMMY, GLENTIES MAN