Thursday 29 September 2016

'You're a s***head pal' - Father Ted creator Graham Linehan responds to criticism from Irish footie journalist

Published 20/04/2015 | 10:00

Ardal O'Hanlon and Dermot Morgan in Father Ted
Ardal O'Hanlon and Dermot Morgan in Father Ted

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan didn't take kindly to criticism of the series from Irish football journalist Miguel Delaney.

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Today is the 20th anniversary of the hit show's arrival and Delaney took the opportunity to examine its comedy.

Unfortunately, not all his comments were entirely positive and when he tagged Linehan and Arthur Matthews in a Tweet critique of series three in which he said, "I thought Fr Ted, in comparison to the majesty of the first two. Lost its sharpness".

It sparked a war of words as Linehan responded with expletive-laden tweets....

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