Cliftonville player Ryan Catney took to a pro-dissident republican Facebook page to endorse the murderous actions of the INLA.
The page, named ‘South Down Republicans’, posted a ‘tribute’ on 27 December 2018 to the ‘volunteers’ of a so-called INLA ‘active service unit’ who were responsible for the murder of loyalist prisoner Billy Wright in the Maze prison on 27 December 1997.
The post was ‘liked’ by Cliftonville captain Ryan Catney, who also ‘likes’ the pro-dissident republican page.
These revelations come after Unionist Voice recently highlighted that Cliftonville’s latest signing Joe Gorman was at the centre of a Scottish police probe in 2014 after a social media rant in which he said he would like to “open up” on members of the Orange Order and social media images which circulated during the summer months of another Cliftonville player posting messages saying ‘up the RA’ on a social networking site.
It appears there is a unique tolerance within Cliftonville Football Club of sectarian behaviour and indeed their players endorsing active terrorist organisations and crime gangs.
Could you imagine the outrage if a Linfield or Glentoran player liked pages praising killings carried out by the UVF or UDA?