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Ulster Sorry For ‘Ethiopia Photo’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 12, 2014

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Ulster Rugby has apologised over a photograph posted on Twitter which showed two of the team apparently dressed up as Olympians from Ethiopia – with black make-up on their faces and arms.
 
Ulster players and Irish internationals Chris Henry and Paddy Jackson are pictured alongside three other men, all wearing Ethiopia’s colours and carrying a flag of the African country.
 
While the picture has since been removed from Twitter, it was recently used as a banner image at the top of Jackson’s profile on the social networking site.
 
In a statement, Ulster Rugby said: “Ulster Rugby would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused by a photograph posted on Twitter of some players at an Olympic-themed fancy dress party held two years ago.
 
“It was not the intention of the players to cause upset and the photograph has since been removed.”
 
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