first_imgA Donegal radio reporter’s interview with a terrified pensioner during the Belfast riots has been played around the world.Well-known BBC reporter Kevin Sharkey was at the scene when the elderly man tried to get through blockades to visit his sick wife in hospital.The man pleaded to be allowed through to visit his wife, who has cancer, but he was jeered by the protesters and turned back. “If you’re wife was dying what would you be doing. Take yourselves home and have a bit of respect for people,” the distressed pensioner pleaded.The men could be heard mocking the pensioner singing “cheerio, cheerio, cheerio.”BBC reporter Sharkey, a former Highland Radio reporter from Annagry in West Donegal, had his interview broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster.He then tweeted the audio footage of the disgusting encounter. And within minutes the piece was being retweeted around the globe.Among those who was first to comment on the sickening encounter was Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin.   DONEGAL REPORTER’S FOOTAGE OF BELFAST RIOTS GOES GLOBAL was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BBC Radio UlsterBelfast riotsKevin Sharkeylast_img

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