We will look at Lee Chin and why he was racially abused. We will cover everything about the hurler including his background.
Who is Lee Chin?
He was born on 8th October,1992. He is an Irish hurler and ply’s his career with the Faythe Harriers, the Wexford Senior hurling team.
He played at all grades of the Faythe Harriers club, a team he joined at his young age.
He is said to have enjoyed championship success at the Under21 level back in 2021.
He also played football before and reportedly played for the St. Mary and the Sarfields.
Is Lee Chin a full Irish and why was he racially abused?
He was born in Ireland. He is however born to a Malaysian Chinese father. His mother on the other hand is an Irish woman.
Lee Chin father is said to run a Chinese takeaway joint in Wexford.
Lee had his education at the Wexford Vocational College. He later trained as a barber and finally made it to the Dublin Institute of Technology.
This may not be the first time he has suffered racial abuse as he has a history of it in the past.
These abuses came to him and the family both during matches and even on the streets.
His latest racial abuse came on this Saturday during a match between Tipperary senior hurlers and Wexford
Despite these negatives, the player is on course on his career. He is reported to be the brand ambassador for “iPro Sport, Fulfil Nutrition and O’Neills”.
The hurler is also an ambassador for “Pfizer’s Healthy Towns campaign”.
Tipperary GAA condemned racial abuse on Lee Chin.
The Tipperary GAA has released a statement condemning the racial abuse behaviour on Chin.
The statement said: “The Tipperary senior hurlers played Wexford this afternoon in a senior hurling challenge hosted by the Carrick Swan club.
“Unfortunately as the game entered the closing stages, a member of the public who is not connected to either Tipperary GAA or the Carrick Swan club made racial comments which were directed at a member of the Wexford team.
“Tipperary GAA wish to state quite clearly that this kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and has absolutely no place at our games or in our society.
“Tipperary GAA along with the senior hurling management, players and the Carrick Swan GAA club do not condone this kind of behaviour and wish to distance ourselves from any such comments.
“Both Tipperary and Wexford GAA County Boards have been in contact with each other in relation to this incident and are fully committed to having the incident investigated fully.”
Wexford GAA has said it will liaise with Tipperary GAA on the matter and has called the incident ‘totally unacceptable’.