Former Cork hurler, Conor Cusack has written on Facebook of homophobic abuse he suffered, during which he was threatened with having his nose cut off
The brother of gay Clare senior hurling coach, Dónal Óg Cusack, Conor posted that he was out with a friend, and that the management of the bar in which the incident happened, did nothing.
“Immensely disappointing to be out with a friend tonight and be verbally abused and threatened for a half hour about your sexuality and the management/locals say and do nothing about it,” Cusack wrote.
The GAA star added: “Came up against many a tough full back in the hurling but when fellas threaten to slice you open and cut off your nose, it’s a bit distressing.”
As another man was attacked in after attending Dublin Pride and left in a coma, Cusack quoted civil rights leader Martin Luther King: “In the words of Martin Luther King :”In the end, we will remember more the silence of our friends than the words of our enemies”. The journey continues…”
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