Judge in 'neknominate' video is sorry

Judge in 'neknominate' video is sorry

A high profile Northern Ireland judge has owned up to her "foolish behaviour" after she was filmed taking part in the 'neknominate' drinking game.

Footage emerged online of Rosemary Watters downing a shot of alcohol at a family party before nominating another person to do the same.The same game has been linked to two deaths in the Republic of Ireland.A statement from the Office of the Lord Chief Justice on behalf of Judge Watters said she recognises her behaviour in the video was "foolish".Meanwhile an investigation has been launched by the Lord Chief Justice."The video was taken at a family event," the statement explained. "Judge Watters recognises her foolish behaviour and would discourage anyone else from repeating what she did."A statement from the Lord Chief Justice added: "The Lord Chief Justice is aware of the video and has noted that the judge recognises her behaviour was foolish. "He will be making enquiries".Earlier this week the creators of a local Facebook page devoted to the online drinking game said they have quit promoting so-called 'neknomination' videos.Young people are being warned of the dangers of getting involved with the game, which is thought to have originated in Australia before making its way to the UK and Ireland, after two people died.Those taking part are supposed to down, or 'neck', alcoholic drinks in one go, posting a video online of their efforts and then nominating others to try to 'go one better'.A statement from the Public Health Agency said: "Real friends don't Neknominate. You have the right to say: 'No'. Join the thousands of others who are standing up against this 'game'."


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