Liam Neeson forced to step down as club president after Repeal the 8th video


Liam Neeson has been forced to step down as the president of a boxing club, after showing his support for the Repeal the Eighth campaign.

The Taken star was president of All Saints Amateur Boxing Club in Ballymena, a club which he has been a part of since he was just nine years old.

However, the actor was forced to cut ties with the club after he narrated a video in support of the campaign to repeal the eighth amendment in Ireland.

According to the Sunday Life, some locals didn’t agree with Liam’s support of the campaign, especially due to the fact that the boxing club has close ties with the Catholic Church.

A member of the All Saints Amateur Boxing Club confirmed that Liam had stood down as president, but refused to comment any further.

The video in question was released by Amnesty International Ireland in October last year.

The narration in the video was written by major Repeal the Eighth supporter Graham Linehan, the man who created famed comedy series Father Ted.

After news broke this morning, Graham took to Twitter to defend Liam, and praise him for taking a stand for Irish women.

“Liam had the guts to take a stand for Irish women and here’s the fallout. Still stand by every word I wrote for him,” he wrote.