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Louth chairman Peter Fitzpatrick

Louth chairman Peter Fitzpatrick

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Louth chairman Peter Fitzpatrick

Louth GAA have wasted little time in launching an investigation into an alleged spitting incident during an intermediate football championship game last night.

The flashpoint happened in an IFC round three clash between St Kevin's and St Brides in Darver's Centre of Excellence, with the alleged incident caught on camera by LĂșTV, Louth GAA's streaming service.

Videos have been circulating on social media since last night which seem to show a St Kevin's player spitting in the direction of an opponent during their 0-11 to 1-6 defeat.

Given the serious implications of coronavirus and the concerns faced during a global health crisis, the alleged incident has been condemned.

Incident

Louth chairman Peter Fitzpatrick revealed yesterday that the incident was recorded in the referee's report compiled by Westerns whistler Thomas Brennan and that the matter will be dealt with in the next 24 hours.

Fitzpatrick outlined that Louth's Competitions Control Committee (CCC) were meeting yesterday to discuss the incident while the St Kevin's club, which is based in Philipstown, were meeting last night to discuss the matter.

"It's in the referee's report and the referee gave his report to the CCC. The CCC are meeting to discuss the situation," Fitzpatrick said earlier today.

"St Kevin's, the club involved, are having a meeting tonight so we'll know in the next 24 hours what's going to happen."