TG4 programme Seó Spóirt is due to be axed off our television screens by April of 2017, following this year’s league campaign.
The decision to cancel the show was made by the recently-appointed TG4 chief executive, Alan Esslemont, according to The42.ie.
Esslemont’s decision, however, has since been met with strong criticism.
A petition has now been created by Barry Dunne to reverse the decision to cancel a show which embodies Irish culture and terrific analytical discussion.
Members of the GAA have rallied in support of the TV show by signing the petition, which has already amassed over 1400 signatures at the time of writing.
The petition’s statement reads:
“Seó Spóirt, TG4’s long running sports discussion show, is to finish this April. It has been an integral part of the TG4 schedule and also a highlight of many a sports fans week in this time.
“We are urging TG4 and particularly Ardstiúrthóir Alan Esslemont to listen to the loyal supporters and viewers of this show, acknowledge the huge outcry since the decision was announced and restore Seó Spóirt to the weekly schedule.
“Many thousands of people are regular watchers of the show, and many more have watched it at some stage for its analysis, insight and humour. Please reverse this deeply unpopular decision and restore the high opinion viewers have of TG4!”
Crushing to hear the end of @SeoSpoirtTG4 Insightful coverage treasured by Gaeilgeoirs and non-gaeilgeoirs .Shouldn't be let go.
— Ciarán Kilkenny (@CKKilkenny93) February 8, 2017
— Marc Ó Sé (@osemarc2) February 9, 2017
To sign the petition and to keep Seó Spóirt on our television screens, click here.
Jason Redmond, Pundit Arena