From October 2013.
ROB HEFFERNAN, the Cork walker who won a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships last summer, has been criticised for a “racist” tweet about the Roma family whose daughter was wrongly taken into care by gardai last week.
In a message posted from Heffernan’s verified Twitter account last Tuesday, in response to a tweet about the case, he wrote: “Unbelievably dirty scum bags. They should be shipped out.”
Heffernan deleted the tweet after one of his followers expressed shock at the comment, and asked who should be shipped out. In a statement issued through his management team yesterday, Heffernan admitted posting the tweet and apologised.
Didn’t cover himself in glory there, did “Robbie”.