SARI responds to Gerry Adams use of the N-word

Whatever Mr. Adams intentions - ironic or playful - certain terms or words are beyond acceptable use no matter what the context. Words such as these have no place in our society, and the danger is that by using them so casually, Gerry Adams is legitimising their useā€¦.

As an organisation that is working to break down barriers between people of different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds through sport, SARI believes that these words have no place on the playing field, the workplace, or in society in general.

SARI acknowledges Gerry Adams' apology, and we hope that all public representatives will continue to help make the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland welcoming places for people of all cultures.