The GAA have announced they are to ban all “anti-social” mom haircuts on the side-line after the PSNI established a link between the haircuts and repeated violence at local underage matches.
It is alleged that yesterday during a friendly between John Mitchell’s and the Bosco under 16 teams a mass brawl was started by an over enthusiastic mother watching the match. She was said to have a ‘two-tone bob style’ haircut.
The violence started when the son of the woman began hurling abuse at the referee after her son was sent off for striking and spitting on an opposing player – which sparked a punching match between the two teams.
However, it seems that it wasn’t enough retribution for the woman, who proceeded to remove her hoop earrings and necklace before joining in the teenage melee.
It is thought the ban on all ‘mom haircuts’ will be extended to all GAA underage matches after the Newry incident.