There have been calls for improved stewarding at GAA games in the county after Gaoth Dobhair footballer Eamon McGee clashed with a spectator at the weekend.
After Sunday’s drawn Donegal senior football championship final at Sean MacCumhaill Park, McGee was approached by the spectator.
Some members of the media and other spectators were present as McGee was verbally attacked by the man.
The incident happened on the pitch after McGee had conducted some post-match interviews with the media.
The situation was defused, but McGee suggested on Twitter that his wife and young child were also targeted.
“Didn’t mind him getting onto me but getting onto Joanne while she was walking off the field with Daisy isn’t cool. Thankfully she was well fit for him,” McGee Tweeted.
McGee had just played for Gaoth Dobhair against Naomh Conaill in a game that finished 0-8 apiece.
It is understood that the individual does not have an affiliation to any of the clubs involved in Sunday’s final.
The alleged abuse directed at the player was not connected to the game in any way.
McGee was involved in the Donegal group that campaigned for a ‘yes’ vote in the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment and backed the ‘yes’ camp in the marriage equality referendum.
The 2012 All-Ireland winner was criticised for his stance and has been previously the subject of social media abuse regarding his beliefs.
Some buck coming on roaring abuse about George Soros 🙄Didn’t mind him getting onto me but getting onto Joanne while she was walking off the field with Daisy isn’t cool. Thankfully she was well fit for him. https://t.co/jTqqSWfyQv
— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) October 21, 2019