Irish ice hockey star Niall McEvoy announced to his coaches and teammates that he was resigning, explaining he could no longer represent a country that requires vaccine passports.
The Irish government passed a bill in the last two days that will require proof of vaccination if customers want to dine in restaurants, pubs and cafes indoors.
A "vaccine passport," either paper documentation or an EU digital COVID-19 certificate, will very soon be required for people to enter all indoor establishments in Ireland, according to BBC.
The email, which was read in full on the Richie Allen Show and posted on his website, said, "Ireland is now, officially, a Medical apartheid/Fascist State in line with the wider global control grid."
"The group of people acting as the Irish Government has been allowed, by our citizens, Gardaí and the Irish defence forces to erode our rights given to us under the Irish constitution, the UN declaration of human rights and have broken the Nuremberg code."
McEvoy added, "I can no longer represent a country that has approved of the discrimination and segregation between vaccinated people and unvaccinated people."