No in fairness it probably isn’t… Although passport and it’s ownership is an even more contentious issue.
Jacob Stockdale, Henderson, Best, Farrell etc all travel on British passports. And are citizens of a different country also.
In fairness to Aki, Payne, and Stander, none of them could be classed as mercenaries. They’re international class players and I’d rather have them in my side than face them.
As I said in a previous post it’s a fantastic connect to our immigrant population. All working and raising families here and contributing massively to Irish culture. Not to mention sporting value they add to their respective provinces and now national team.
As I said earlier as well it’s sport. The definition of which is fun. They haven’t harmed anyone. The rules are the rules also and both they and the players themselves deserve the respect they are owed.
Back to my original point. Mckenna is a deeply disturbed man. I’d love to know his real agenda for railing against this.