Just last May, Francie Brolly said the debate around an Irish language act should not become a "political football".
"This issue is much too serious to become a bone of contention between the parties," he said.
The education minister Caitriona Ruane has also accused unionists of treating Irish-medium education as a political football.
And how could they best avoid the Irish language becoming a "political football"?
Party president Gerry Adams announced that it would name an Irish language group after Caoimhin Mac Bradaigh, who was killed while pursuing Michael Stone at Milltown Cemetery in March 1988.
Mr Mac Bradaigh, from west Belfast, was a fluent Irish speaker who joined the IRA in 1975 at the age of 17.
That’s right, name an Irish language group after a provo terrorist.
Pobal, an Irish language umbrella group which campaigns for an Irish lanaguge act, declined to comment on the Sinn Fein move.
Yeah, I bet they didn’t, the cowards.