The Sports Minister has told Basketball Ireland to take ''appropriate action'' against its chief executive over a social media post.
Bernard O'Byrne referred to England footballer Raheem Sterling and the Black Lives Matter movement in a comment on Facebook.
Minister of State Jack Chambers says he's ''deeply concerned'' at the ''unacceptable comments''.
Meetings are taking place in Basketball Ireland following the post from Chief Executive Bernard O'Byrne.
The CEO referred to England footballer Raheem Sterling and the Black Lives Matter movement on Facebook.
He issued an apology last night, describing the post as an 'error of judgement'.
Minister Chambers says racism and xenophobia are totally unacceptable, and the comments fall short of the standards required from the CEO of a national governing body.