|By Suzanne Breen|
A former IRA hunger striker has called on Sinn Fein to stop selling Bobby Sands sports jerseys.
Gerard Hodgins said they were exploitative and in bad taste.
He was speaking to the Belfast Telegraph after it was revealed that the future of the Sinn Fein company involved in the sale of republican memorabilia is at risk due to falling demand for its wares.
"The Sands family have said time and time again that they don't want his image to be used in this way," Mr Hodgins said.
"I reiterate the family's request. If the people selling this merchandise genuinely love Bobby, please stop making money out of him now."
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