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Martin Comston: Line of Duty star denies singing for IRA at Celtic event in Las Vegas | Ents and art news

Line of Duty star Martin Comston has denied singing an IRA song during a gathering of Celtic supporters in Las Vegas.

Compston, who lives in Nevada with his family, was filmed at an event hosted by the North American Federation of Celtic Supporters (NACSF).

In a video widely circulated on social media, the crowd sang about the “Irish Republican Army”, adding: “It’s me, me, me, IRA”.

As they sing “IRA,” Comston appears to raise his left hand in the air.

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Comston (right) refused to sing sectarian songs

In a statement, the 38-year-old Scotsman, who plays Steve Arnott in the police drama, said he “unequivocally sang NO sectarian songs”.

He added: “I’ve been working in Belfast for too long (where Line of Duty is being filmed) to see the damage done to think these things are laughable.”

Comston also refers to Daniel Boone’s 1972 hit song Beautiful Sunday, which is often played at Celtic Park.

He said: “If it was an IRA song and I was rocking on stage, I would know the story.

“But I’m pretty sure Daniel Boone didn’t have anything more than Beautiful Sundays when he wrote the song, and that’s what I sang.”

Dave Scott, director of the anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth, told The Scottish Sun that it was “quite a depressing show.”

He added: “Those involved in the singing of the IRA have to look in the mirror for a long time. These are adults, not children, who may not know better.

“The worst thing? Children and young people could see that, and now they think it’s perfectly acceptable behavior.”

There were some harsh comments on social media. One person said it was “disgusting”, while another said it was “completely unacceptable”.

Martin Comston: Line of Duty star denies singing for IRA at Celtic event in Las Vegas | Ents and art news

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