Northern Ireland's only gay rugby team is promoting a form of sporting apartheid, Sports Minister Edwin Poots has claimed.
"I just cannot fathom why people see the necessity to develop an apartheid in sport," he said.
Mr Poots said: "It would be unacceptable to produce an all-black rugby team or an all-white team or an all-Chinese team.
"To me it's equally unacceptable to produce an all-homosexual rugby team and I find it remarkable that people who talk so much about inclusivity and about having an equal role in society would then go down the route of exclusion."
An interesting one, this. Is this manner of discrimination "unacceptable"? Or is the formation of gay rugby clubs (I take it this is under the wing of the IGRAB) a legitimate reaction to "casual" and targeted homophobia being rife in mens' team sports, perhaps as a result of insecurities?