An event which was set to take place in the Helix on February 13th has been cancelled following a graffiti attack.
The event entitled An Evening with Tyson Fury was cancelled after the building was found covered in graffiti on February 5th.
— Padraig O’Reilly Photographer (@padraig_reilly) 5 February 2019
The graffiti which included comments like “Tyson Fury Scum, aka Kinahan,” “MTK Boxing drug dealing scum” and “Daniel Kinhan MI5 rat”were removed yesterday following reports that The Helix had been threatened.
Journal.ie reported that someone had also threatened the box office claiming that they were going to turn the gig into a “repeat of the Regency.”
The graffiti had been sprayed across the side of the building on the third anniversary of the Regency Hotel which left one dead and two injured.
The MTK fighter is no longer using social media according to his twitter account. The tweet came just one week after the company which was founded by Daniel Kinahan and Matthew Mackin ended their boycott of Irish media.
Just to refresh everyone Tyson fury is no longer on social media,
& doesn’t get any messages thanks guys. Keep everyone updated on his progress.????
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 4, 2019
The venue said that “The Tyson Fury Event has been cancelled in Dublin and Cork” and that “A mechanism for refunds has been put in place” with details available online.
Due to unforeseen circumstances An Evening with Tyson Fury on Wednesday the 13th February at The Helix has been cancelled.
Tickets purchased using a credit or debit card will be refunded in full.
Cash refunds will be done by phone and The Helix Box Office will be in touch pic.twitter.com/kRTXvtZ9UC
— The Helix (@TheHelixDublin) 5 February 2019
They also added that “There was minor criminal damage to The Helix last night (Tuesday 5th February) which has been referred to An Garda Siochana.”
An Garda Siochana were unavailable for comment at the time of publishing.
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