Kenny Shiels claims sectarian abuse at football match in Cork

Kenny Shiels
Kenny Shiels

Kenny Shiels has claimed he was subjected to sectarian abuse, when his team Derry City travelled to play Cork City at the weekend.

Shiels, the father of Glasgow Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels, has alleged he was called a “sectarian name” by a member of Cork’s coaching staff after Derry’s 2-1 defeat at Cork’s Turner’s Cross ground.

But Cork City have said they have no knowledge of the alleged abuse.

Shiels later said he would “not tolerate” such abuse and that he will be taking the matter further.

“I’m really angry at their lack of hospitality towards me at the end as hosts. The way they treated me was outrageous but I’ll not tolerate that. I’ll fight my own corner. I’m not going to be walked over like that,” he told BBC Sport NI.

“I was absolutely disgusted with their behaviour and I’ll be making decisions to see what we can do to get something done about it,” Shiels added.

Cork City chairman Pat Lyons said the club have no knowledge of the incident, while manager John Caulfield told RTE: “He [Shiels] was obviously really disappointed.

“We were excited and probably some of our management were excited... there was nothing in it and I’m surprised with that comment.”