We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 12:00 | 27/9/16

Dyche unhappy at Gray suspension


Sean Dyche admits Burnley are very disappointed by the four-match ban handed down to Andre Gray.

Gray was handed a four-match suspension and fined £25,000 by the Football Association after he was found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute for homophobic tweets he posted in 2012 when he played for non-league Hinckley Town.

As well as missing Monday's defeat of Watford, Gray will sit out the games against Arsenal, Southampton and Everton and Dyche has questioned the decision to ban him for something that happened before he moved to Turf Moore.

"We had a big knock this week with Andre," he said. "To make it clear we of course think the tweet was unacceptable. But it's fair to say we're disappointed for a four-game ban, very disappointed.

"We talk about development, learning, improving. This is a young man who never had any education for years, he wasn't worldly wise back then. He only had about 50 Twitter followers - and that's not to undermine the fact of the comments, which have been apologised for.

"Sir Dave Brailsford is famous for his 'one per centers', well Andre is missing 12 per cent of our games now. It's a hard one to take but the decision is made and we have to get on with it and be ready, and here we were ready.

"They didn't just step up for that reason but sometimes there's a galvanising thing that happens to a group."

Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt at UFC 205 in New York on November 12 live on the eir Sport pack. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

'No chance' for Mkhitaryan & Carrick

19:42 | Today

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick have "no chance" of being fit for Sunday's EFL Cup final against Southampton...


Tianjin confirm Rooney approach

09:55 | Today

Tianjin Quanjian manager Fabio Cannavaro has confirmed his interest in signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.


Toure: The game is not finished

10:51 | Today

Manchester City need to score at least two more goals if they are to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, Yaya Toure has said.


Aguero wants to stay at City

08:54 | Today

Sergio Aguero insists he has a good relationship with manager Pep Guardiola and has no plans to leave Manchester City.


Liverpool unveil new training base plans

10:23 | Today

Liverpool have unveiled plans to move their first-team training base from Melwood to Kirby.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.