Wednesday April 1, 2020

Ewan MacKenna: Why is Kenneth Egan receiving so much vitriol when all he is trying to do is give something back to the community he comes from?

Question: Is there a sportsperson in Ireland that has suffered more unwarranted abuse than Kenneth Egan?

16th February, 2014
Kenneth Egan: the former boxer is not running to be an ambassador to the UN, he is running to be a local councillor.

Question: Is there a sportsperson in Ireland that has suffered more unwarranted abuse than Kenneth Egan?

Answer: Probably not.

Earlier this week, when the Olympic silver medallist announced he'd be running in the local elections, he was subjected to a torrent of ridicule and bile, for no other reason than he'd decided to, at worst, give politics a go and, at best, give politics a go under the banner of Fine Gael.

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